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Legionella: Risks during and after lockdown

Many workplaces have laid dormant for weeks as the Coronavirus has taken hold of the country. This has introduced new challenges, such as the management of legionella Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia, which can cause serious respiratory illness ...

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The return to work: Preparing for facilities management in the age of COVID-19

By Craig Greenhalgh, Research Analyst at Comparesoft There is no doubt that the outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way we do things. From managing health and safety to how we interact with each other. In a short space of ...

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EMCOR UK awarded Sword of Honour by British Safety Council

The provider of facilities, asset and workplace management services, was one of 66 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. ...

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Survey reveals UK workers do not feel completely safe in the workplace

New research released by building technology firm, Honeywell, has revealed 71 per cent of the UK workforce  do not feel completely safe working in their employer’s buildings. This number is even higher for remote workers (78 per cent), who are ...

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BESA urges industry to redouble site safety efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the sector on its efforts so far to keep everyone safe, but stressed the industry was now under even more ...

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Over the line

Where do you draw the line in office social distancing? Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, a Director at Turnstone Law looks at the lessons to be learnt from the HSE’s enforcement action against the Department for Work and Pensions We have all ...

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J S Wright achieves a new globally recognised management award

The mechanical and electrical building services specialist has achieved certification to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard, the world’s first international OHS standard, which has replaced its BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation for protecting employees. Despite strict ...

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Avoid winter slips and falls

Safety Signs Manufacturer and Safety Products Supplier Spectrum Industrial have launched a campaign ‘Avoid Winter Slips and Falls to help raise awareness of the accidents that occur at workplace premises due to bad weather in the winter months. According to ...

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Sodexo survey finds half of travellers ready to return to airport lounges

New research from Sodexo has revealed that half of British travellers feel ready to return to airport lounges when they reopen. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Sodexo, aimed to measure how comfortable passengers would feel returning to airports and ...

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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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