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Guidance on storing and charging lithium-powered e-bikes and scooters in the workplace

To coincide with yesterday’s National Battery Day 2024, the British Safety Council has published an introductory guide for employers on managing the risks from storing and charging Lithium Ion (Li-on) batteries in the workplace. Most e-bikes are powered by Li-on ...

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WFMs must be a key stakeholder when drawing up energy and carbon plans 

Workplace and facilities management (WFM) professionals are insufficiently involved in organisations’ plans around energy efficiency and carbon reduction, finds new research by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). In a large-scale survey of WFM professionals conducted in Autumn ...

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Eptura Workplace Index: 2023 has been a year of change to a new normal

Most business leaders now accept the hybrid workforce as the new normal. While some organisations have insisted on a return to the office, the majority have adapted to a structured hybrid model. At the same time, in an increasingly tough ...

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Helvar HQ achieves Gold level WELL Certification

Helvar, a specialist provider of intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions has announced that its Helvar HQ – Recertification project has achieved WELL Certification™ at the Gold level. The WELL Certification™ is a globally recognised standard for advancing health and wellbeing ...

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Most of the top 100 US office leases of 2023 are renewals as businesses decide to stay put and upgrade space

A new report out by commercial real estate services and investment firm, CBRE, has revealed that the largest 100 office leases signed in the United States in 2023 included more renewals of leases for already occupied space than new deals. ...

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Assurity Consulting prepared for future growth

Celnor Group, a specialist in testing, inspection, certification, and compliance (TICC), acquired a majority share of Assurity Consulting Ltd, the UK’s leading independent workplace health, safety, and environmental compliance consultancy. This new ownership structure will provide long term stability, additional ...

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Flexibility first

Workplace flexibility is crucial in empowering people and protecting business. Patrick Ames, Design Director and Becky Turner, Workplace Psychologist from Claremont present FMJ with advice and examples of what is required to succeed Employees want more flexibility from their employers ...

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A shift in modern working behaviours can be used to improve inclusivity

Chris Jay, Managing Director of Bascule Disability Training For many businesses the home working revolution is coming to an end, with several already demanding that staff return to the office. Interestingly, not all businesses are using the stick approach. Some ...

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Era of change

Craig Peters, Senior Consultant, Magenta Associates reports from Day 1 of WorkTech London (November 21st – 22nd) which included discussions on the evolving needs of occupants and how digital technology is transforming the workplace It felt quite apt that Edwin ...

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HubStar launches new technology to help employers prioritise accessibility and create a fully inclusive workplace experience

In a move designed to improve wellbeing and workplace performance, HubStar – a leader in hybrid workplace solutions – has introduced a set of advanced accessibility features to make it easier for employers to create a fully inclusive workplace experience. ...

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