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Government joins WHO and CDC in confirming safe use of hand dryers during pandemic

The UK government has joined global health experts, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in approving the use of hand dryers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This follows a campaign from the ...

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IWFM research reveals many employees are anxious about returning to the office

According to a YouGov poll for the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) many office workers are concerned about going back to the office as lockdown measures begin to ease. The poll surveyed office workers across the country to ...

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Research reveals UK cleaning industry makes up 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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Research reveals sustainable buildings deliver better returns for investors

New research by global property firm JLL has revealed the tangible financial benefits that sustainable office buildings can deliver to investors through a combination of higher rents and stronger leasing velocity. The impact of sustainability on value also demonstrated the ...

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Coronavirus: The UK is not prepared for home-working according to research

Figures released today by Leesman suggest that the UK is one of the least prepared countries to weather a mass home-working strategy. The workplace experience expert has surveyed more than 700,000 employees worldwide. Of the 139,778 UK workers in its ...

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Net zero v. reality: Report highlights alternative fuel disconnect

Maintenance and supply are impeding greater uptake of alternative fuels despite industry appearing to fully embrace environmental targets according to a new report, Bridging the Gap to Net Zero: Solutions towards the net zero challenge, from Aggreko. The latest insights ...

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Service Works Global launches FM Tech Survey 2020

Service Works Global is conducting research in partnership with leading FM journals FMJ (UK) and FM magazine (Australia), to find out how you are using technology in your role through a short survey.  The facilities management software company is asking ...

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Research reveals clearer signage is required to get more people recycling

New research has revealed that the public are still confused about recycling with one of the biggest challenges as a nation is that of recycling outside of the home. With over a third of consumer’s admitting that recycling confuses them ...

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Research highlights impact of water access on employee wellbeing

A new report on global workplace water consumption has found that workers are happier and feel more productive when employers provide better drinking water facilities. The report, produced by Waterlogic from a survey of more than 6,300 respondents, also estimates that the USA ...

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ECA survey finds half of councils are unsure of their carbon footprint

According to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA, almost half of local authorities in England do not know their own carbon footprint, Overall, 93 out of 214 local authorities (43 per cent) say that they ...

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