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Working at height: SAEMA announces new guidance

Three new guidance documents have been published by SAEMA, the trade body representing the façade access systems sector. The first, a seven page document covering rescue and planning, explains what to do in the event of a mechanical or electrical failure, and is ...

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Sodexo launches new retail concept for secondary schools

Sodexo Education has launched The Social, a new retail offer for secondary schools, following 12 months of research with students. Using the brand proposition, ‘Best in Class’, the new offer mirrors high street trends and is designed to help school ...

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BIFM publishes new guidance on supply chain management

In a series of new and improved guidance to support standards and professionalism with the facilities management sector, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new set of guidance which outlines the key concepts vital for successful supply chain ...

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Guidance for FM professionals on re-using and recycling used carpet

A practical interactive guide has been published for facilities management (FM) professionals to encourage more re-use and recycling of used carpet arising from all types of refurbishment schemes. Best practices for extending carpet lifetime and for refurbishment specification are also ...

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BIFM publishes ‘ethical’ guidance

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a set of guidance notes on ethical procurement and supply for FM professionals. The notes are the latest in a series of new and improved guidance to support standards and professionalism ...

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Don’t bury your head in the sand

Over the recent months there has been a large amount of new legislation making itself felt in the FM sector and of course there will be plenty more to come. Workplace Law’s Lee Calver explains and analyses the impact of ...

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Stress log for mobile workers

Mobile Worker Stress surveyed by unique application Akeman Solutions launches Stress Log – a mobile solution to survey stressed workersMobility usually means both more hours and more flexibility for workers, but does it also equal more stress? The new Stress ...

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Helping staff to make healthier choices

The recent guidance from the government’s chief advisor on obesity, Professor Susan Jebb, that families should only serve water with meals and ban fizzy drinks and juices from the dining table in order to reduce sugar consumption, is a matter that ...

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Flexible working rights for all employees

As of yesterday (30 June 2014), every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours. A right which was previously only available for those looking after children under the age of 17 (18 if the child is disabled) ...

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New stair edgings and floor trims catalogue from Gradus

Flooring and accessories specialist Gradus has published a new, updated version of its stair edgings and floor trims catalogue. Offering a useful resource for flooring contractors, the catalogue includes information on the latest products, standards and guidance. It now features ...

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