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Fire and light

Anthony Martindale, Field Product Manager, Lighting, Eaton asks, why are outdated and/or substandard emergency lighting systems so common in the UK? Despite previous studies highlighting the dangerous gaps in emergency lighting, it still remains an issue. According to a 2020 ...

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Are you sure your premises are not at risk from high levels of radon gas?

Exposure to high levels of natural radon gas remains one of the least understood areas of statutory compliance, this is despite radon being the second highest cause of lung cancer and directly attributable to thousands of deaths each year. With ...

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Barnsdales FM sets out to change the image of health & safety with new key appointment

Property and facilities management consultancy, Barnsdales FM, has appointed a new National Health and Safety Manager who aims to challenge negative stereotypes. Louise Jackson joins the company after 15 years in health and safety at insurance company, Aviva. She’ll be ...

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Workplace policies on PPE top of the agenda following landmark ruling

A Tribunal hearing that ruled an employee was fairly dismissed for refusing to wear a face mask at work, highlights the importance of employers carefully considering and clearly communicating the rules on wearing PPE in the workplace, an employment lawyer ...

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As businesses reopen the TUC issues warning on workplace safety

Whilst yesterday saw the easing of lockdown restrictions across the country, Frances O’ Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Congress Union (TUC) warned businesses not to drop their guard on workplace safety. In a statement issued by the TUC, O’Grady ...

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FUTURE Designs receives first IMMUNE Building Standard certification in the world for an industrial building

FUTURE Designs, the UK based designer and manufacturer of luminaires and bespoke lighting solutions, has obtained the first IMMUNE Building Standard certification in the world for an industrial building, awarded by the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI). The factory ...

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The role of digital solutions in driving safe water system management

By Katy Rogers, Commercial Business Director at Rada COVID-19 has led to our leisure centres, hotels, offices, venues and public buildings being non-operational for many months. Previously used to daily footfall, the subsequent decline in water usage in these buildings ...

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EMCOR UK wins two International Safety Awards

EMCOR UK has been presented with two International Safety Awards by the British Safety Council for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.   The provider of facilities, asset and workplace management services, received a ...

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Atalian Servest demonstrates ethical best practice and sustainable growth with new partnership

Global FM services provider, Atalian Servest, has partnered with Alcumus, a provider of supply chain and EHSQ+ risk management solutions in the UK, to prequalify its contractors. Jack Holmes, Procurement Director UK & Ireland, Atalian Servest said: “At Atalian Servest, ...

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Sodexo and IUF sign declaration of intent on health and safety

Sodexo and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tourism, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF), the global trade union federation for workers throughout the food chain, have signed a declaration of intent on health and safety, reinforcing their ...

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