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October brings more freedom from red tape for workplace managers

Business Minister Michael Fallon has announced that more common sense cuts to red tape including many that lighten the load on facilities managers have come into force. The ‘Freedom Day’ reforms that commenced yesterday (1 October) respond directly to issues raised ...

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Eurosafe Solutions plays its part in Olympic legacy with exemplary health & safety record

With attention turning to the Olympic Park once again for last week’s Sainsburys Anniversary Games, the construction industry was reminded of the extraordinary feat achieved by the contractors involved in building the infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Fall ...

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ISS secures repeat contract with Aberdeen College

Following a competitive tender, ISS Facility Services have retained their contract to provide security to Aberdeen College. ISS, which has worked in partnership with the college since 2004, was awarded the new three year contract on the strength of its current ...

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Last chance to have your say on revised ACOPs for workplace H&S

The Health and Safety executive is reminding interested parties to respond to its consultation on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”, which closes next week (30 July). L24 is relevant to a ...

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FMA boat party to protesters on the Shard – a busy day for FMs

As we were cruising down the Thames enjoying the delightful company and fine hospitality at the Facilities Management Association’s (FMA) annual boat party last night, six Greenpeace campaigners were scaling Europe’s tallest building, the Shard, in a protest against oil ...

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Interserve wins facilities management contract extension with HMRC and DWP

Interserve, the support services and construction group, has been awarded a multi-service contract extension with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) across its Newcastle estate, which boasts HMRC’s flagship site and houses over 16,000 ...

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Addressing cultural diversity essential for improving workplace health & safety

Addressing cultural diversity in the workplace can greatly impact on occupational safety and health, finds a new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The report, ‘Diverse cultures at work: ensuring safety and health through ...

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Churchill to provide a secure solution for Harrogate International Centre

Churchill has announced a new partnership with Harrogate International Centre (HIC) for the delivery of a holistic security solution at their leading conference, exhibition and events venue which hosts around 150 events and attracts close to 300,000 visitors each year. The ...

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Property service firm fined after residents poisoned by carbon monoxide

One of the UK’s largest property service organisations has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 in fines, costs and compensation after seven people were hospitalised when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes escaped into their homes. Apollo Property Services Group Limited, ...

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New health and safety hub to free up time and save money for SMEs

A radical revamp of the way small businesses access official advice about health and safety online has been launched. The new Health and Safety Toolbox brings together in one place ‘everything a small, low-risk business could need to manage health ...

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