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Ventilation as a means to reduce infection rates and improve wellbeing

By Malcolm Youll, Managing Director, Weiss Technik UK Ltd As the UK emerges from the Coronavirus lockdown, the main question on everybody’s mind is: what needs to be done to minimise the risk of infection? Hygiene has of course been ...

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Survey highlights impact of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health and safety

A new survey from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has identified the hidden impact of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health, with findings revealing that the majority of workers favour a full return to the office. The findings indicate that ...

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Uncommon to become WELL Platinum certified co-working office

Uncommon’s newest space, Uncommon Holborn (81-87 High Holborn) opening in early 2021, has been registered for WELL Core Certification. The scheme aims to become the first Platinum Certified WELL Core office in the UK, and the UK’s first WELL Platinum ...

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Radiant future

Air conditioning has long been considered the solution to managing our indoor climates, but it’s not actually very good for our health, our wellbeing or the environment. There is an alternative argues Sheldon Cooper, Pre-Contracts Director for climate control specialist ...

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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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Ergonomic insights

FMJ recently carried out a survey with ergonomics specialists DURABLE to gain insights into how FMs approach ergonomics in their organisation. Sam Rylands, DURABLE’s Marketing Manager offers a preview of some of the key results ‘Ergonomics’ has been a concept ...

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Something in the air

Rupert Kazlauciunas of Zehnder Group UK discusses the links between building design and the health and wellbeing of occupants A study recently conducted in the US revealed that 40 per cent of adult workers have taken a day off sick ...

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Blue Monday: How your workplace affects wellbeing

With over half of employees saying that their working environment has a negative effect on their mental health[1], Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) urges organisations to utilise their workplace and facilities practitioners and ...

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The desk treadmill signals a revolution in the way we work

Long hours spent sitting at work, at home and commuting increase the risk of a multitude of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal problems, such as back and joint pain. Worryingly, regular exercise cannot undo the ...

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Lighting that’s healthy for your employees

Light is as important to health as a balanced diet or regular exercise. It has a huge impact on our performance, sleep and emotions. Humans are driven by day and night meaning that natural daylight, or biologically effective artificial light ...

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