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It’s in the cloud

Morphean’s CEO, Rodrigue Zbinden, on the benefits of Cloud-enabled access control for return to work procedures The return to work following lockdown brings many challenges for facilities and operations managers, with precautions being taken to enable businesses to operate at ...

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High praise

Conor Logan, Technical Director at Colt International explains why he welcomes the Draft Building Safety Bill and what it will mean for the service and maintenance of high-risk buildings There has been an intense focus on building and fire safety ...

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Home electrics

Darren Tonge, Sales Director at Hawkesworth on the importance of ensuring that you don’t overlook electrical equipment testing for those working at home As you will be more than aware, Coronavirus has had a massive impact on the facilities management ...

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Is an AED part of your COVID‑19 health and safety plan?

Your company has a COVID-19 health and safety plan with hand sanitisers and PPE (personal protective equipment), but does it include an automated external defibrillator (AED)? Is your workplace prepared to respond to sudden cardiac arrest? With a ZOLL AED and ...

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Asbestos abstraction

Two decades on from asbestos being banned in the UK, the toxic substance continues to affect thousands of lives every year. Ian Stone, Director of UK wide asbestos consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services, explains how exciting new disposal methods are helping ...

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Lone workers

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, and they can be found in many working environments. EXAMPLES OF LONE WORKING INCLUDE: People working alone in premises, such as shops or kiosks Home workers People ...

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Sign of the times

Mandatory by law and essential in reducing the risk of accidents, the implementation of effective safety signage is crucial to any workplace. Danny Adamson, MD at Stocksigns looks at how compliance with the latest safety requirements can ensure a safe ...

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Vulnerable workers

Where workers are more vulnerable to accidents or work related ill health, employers have an enhanced level of responsibility to ensure their health and safety. The groups of workers who may be at increased risk include new and expectant mothers, ...

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Shock treatment

Millie McDonagh of defibshop explains the importance of providing access to defibrillators as a mainstay of an FM’s health and safety provision Every year, around 60,000 individuals suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside hospital in the UK. Medical emergencies ...

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Mobile/travelling employee safety and COVID-19

As the UK begins to ease its way out of the current COVID-19 lockdown measures (albeit at different speeds across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); employers may be thinking about asking their employees to begin travelling for work again ...

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