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Asbestos risks reviewed

Kate Gardner, Health and Safety Trainer at International Workplace on the inquiry launched by the Government into why asbestos related disease is still the UK’s biggest occupational killer More than 5,000 deaths a year are recorded from diseases such as ...

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FM Clinic: Keeping on top of compliance

As organisations prepare to welcome their people back to the workplace, they must meet compliance standards in order to be able to reopen their facilities safely. Staying on top of the usual legal and statutory compliance at the best of ...

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Water safe

Paul Millard, Technical Manager at Water Regs UK, explains the importance of making sure washrooms comply with the water fittings regulations and byelaws In properties across the country, facility managers are responsible for ensuring that washrooms comply with the Water ...

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Taking charge of batteries

The trend for cordless products is triggering a dangerous increase in battery incidents. James Nash, Commercial Manager at Valpak, explains how free waste battery collections can help prevent fires and other hazards How many electrical items is your business responsible ...

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Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe. Why safety signs matter

Peter Clayton Head of Sales for Spectrum Industrial on the importance of safety signs following the launch of the ‘Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe’ campaign In our daily lives we see signs, they tell us to stop at junctions, ...

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Lessons from abroad

Conor Logan, Colt’s Technical Director looks at how UK fire safety design regulations compare to those of other countries in the EU. Could we learn from their example? Responding to the tragic loss of life following a fire at Grenfell ...

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Experts warn hospitality sector must prioritise compliance as restrictions lift 

As the hospitality sector once again prepares for full capacity following the lifting of restrictions, facilities experts are urging businesses to pay close attention to compliance regulations, as many properties may have gone without inspection during the lockdown period. According ...

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Legionella testing

The LCA requires its members to have in place management procedures and appropriately competent staff, that give them the capability of responding appropriately to positive legionella results. Positive legionella results following sampling are one area where it’s possible to misinterpret ...

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Fire resistance inspections for existing buildings

Allan Jowsey and John Dunk, Directors at PFP Specialists Ltd on the importance of demonstrating fire protection capability in older buildings PFP or Passive Fire Protection products and materials are installed in structures to provide fire protection in the event ...

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Floor matting systems

Lee Fox, Sales and Marketing Director for Kleen-Tex UK, discusses the key compliance areas facilities managers should be aware of when choosing, installing and maintaining floor matting systems As many businesses prepare to reopen their premises to employees, customers and ...

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