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Electrical fires

FMs responsible for fire safety in residential buildings may have noted a new piece of legislation designed to reduce the chances of electrical fires in rented properties. Sean Miller, Electrician Programme Manager at Schneider Electric explains the change New government ...

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Changing Places toilets to be compulsory in new public buildings

More than 250,000 severely disabled people will have greater access to public places after the government moved to make Changing Places toilets compulsory in new buildings. Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, with equipment such ...

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Statutory inspections during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a range of challenges for businesses with many restrictions on normal operations. This includes difficulty of getting support from contractors in carrying out statutory inspections, examinations and tests of plant and equipment or the need ...

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Fire protection and precautions

The principle legislation regarding fire precautions in England and Wales is The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Similar requirements apply in Scotland under The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The Order has been in ...

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Keeping on track

Nicole Bello, Vice President of SMB and Channel Sales, EMEA, at Kronos explains why a recent ECJ’s ruling on time-tracking software could be beneficial for facilities management In May, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) passed a ruling that will ...

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Compliance: Wiring Regulations

Chris Cerisola, NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) at Artic Building Services looks at some of the changes made from the 17th to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. RCDs (residual-current device) is every electrician’s favourite subject in the designing of new electrical ...

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Opportunity knocks

ESOS and SECR legislation should not be regarded as a burden but an opportunity to make the case for serious energy-saving action, argues Richard Dormer, MD of BCR-ECS The international report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified ...

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Streamlined approach

New legislation requires FMs to step up their energy and environmental reporting. Sebastian Gray, Director of 2EA, explains the new reporting framework When you look at the energy legislation landscape for the UK, you can see its history is not ...

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Resident danger

Anthony Cassidy, Health, Safety & Fire Technical Manager at Bureau Veritas with advice on managing fire safety in a change of use building Referred to as the ‘greatest challenge facing London today’ by the Greater London Authority, the housing shortage ...

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Behind closed doors

Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation, explores the importance of fire door maintenance and how everyone can help ensure they remain fit for purpose The final report from Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of the Building Regulations and ...

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