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NEWS & ANALYSIS 32 Gathering CAFM requirements: how to
44 New product and service launches and
company news from the FM industry.
We’ve a focus on SMART building technology in
next month’s issue, including how FMs can utilise
technology to create smart buildings: what to
measure and what to do with the data, from
collation to analysis. There’s also a case study on
how Signify and Cisco worked with Norwegian
systems integrator Atea to transform its o ice into
a showcase for the o ice of the future. In a special
report on ergonomics, we’ve advice for FMs on how
to combat the rise in posture-related injuries or RSI
(Repetitive Strain Injuries) due to the increase in
people working remotely. And news of CHSA’s new
Accreditation Schemes, which guarantee standards
in the cleaning and hygiene sector.
OCTOBER 2019 5
06 This month’s summary of everything that has
hit the headlines in the FM sector.
08 The latest news and views from RICS-IFMA
10 IOSH 2019, the Institution of Occupational
Safety and Health’s annual international
conference, took place on 16-17 September at the
International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
ADVICE AND OPINION
12 Our latest update from the experts at
Barbour focuses on slips, trips and falls.
14 The FM sector is in a prime position to
enhance the level of service o ered to
passengers with reduced mobility.
16 Paul Langford Engineering Director, Colt
International explains why evaporative
cooling is an exceptionally e icient and coste
ective means of cooling.
BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA
18 Helen Salmon, Atalian Servest, with
thoughts on how combining people and
data can create value for your business.
20 The power cuts over the summer drew
attention to the fact that power outages
lead to serious issues. What lessons can be drawn
to ensure that a cut or reduction in power does
not have a critical impact on an organisation?
ensure your project succeeds.
34 The new London o ice of interior design
and project management company LXA is
a showcase for the talents of its multidisciplinary
team; and unusually, it comes complete with its
own brand food café and world-class boxing gym.
38 Graham Oxley, MD of Energy with Services
at ENGIE, says achieving zero carbon status
requires a coordinated, determined approach from
every area of the organisation.
39 In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil
Shah discusses the challenges involved
in delivering the government’s net zero emissions
target, and what FMs can do to improve their
HEALTH & SAFETY
40 Linda Wheatley, Group Compliance Director
at Business Moves Group argues that a
culture change is required to improve the mental
wellbeing of the workforce.
42 A look at the ways flooring can enhance
the appearance of commercial buildings,
reflect company culture and help designate
55 Find out who’s moving where in the facilities
56 Tina Chander a partner and Head of the
Employment team at Wright Hassall on
the Government’s plans to increase workers’ rights,
including for flexible workers, the right to request a
more stable contract.
57 In the high-pressure world of facilities
management, it is all too easy to place more
emphasis on traditional training methods rather
than taking a more creative – coaching-led approach
58 Frankie Laugier-Davies, Account Manager
at Pareto FM finds out what it’s like to be a
female engineer within the FM sector.
24 A recent survey by FMJ and FM services
provider Salisbury Group found that the
vast majority of FMs see risk management as a key
part of their role. We brought together a group of
senior FMs to discuss risk and risk transfer within
28 With the rise of the digital workplace, how
can CAFM systems support new flexible
environments, including coworking and serviced
o ice spaces?
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