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Slippery slope

When clearing snow and ice from the organisation’s premises, it’s everyone’s neck on the line should something go wrong, warns winter maintenance specialist Gritit No ifs, no buts. If you run a business or are responsible for employees, customers or ...

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Risk assessment of shared buildings

Stacey Collins, Head of Environment, Health and Safety at International Workplace, asks who is responsible for fire safety risk assessment in the common areas of shared buildings The Grenfell Inquiry began to hear technical evidence for the first time in ...

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High standards

FM’s that want to properly manage their work at height risk must consider competency alongside the required task and the safety equipment being provided, argues John Hynes, Head of Safe Access, Fixfast Tougher sentencing guidelines from the Sentencing Council mean ...

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Preparing your business for harsh weather

A number of articles have appeared in the press saying this winter will be the coldest for years, yet research published by the BIFM and GRITIT revealed that more than 30 per cent of organisations fail to plan for the ...

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Safety first

FM plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and protection of any visitors to a building, whether a commercial building or a public place such as a transport hub, leisure and events environments, or retail parks. What can FM ...

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False alarm

According to the UK’s Fire Industry Association, false fire alarms cost £1 billion a year, a London fire engine is called to a false alarm every 12 minutes and across England fire and rescue services attended 293,100 false alarms in ...

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Churchill Environmental Services celebrates a triple win

Churchill Environmental Services has won new water hygiene contracts with New Forest District Council, Ocean Housing and St Austell Brewery. The New Forest District Council deal, which went live at the beginning of September, sees Churchill providing Legionella monitoring and testing in ...

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Removing public building heating risks

In this article Phil Marris, managing director at Jaga Heating Products UK, discusses why Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators are the best choice for heating public buildings Public sector buildings are subject to continuous public footfall, so organisations must carry ...

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Winter is coming

With summer now almost over FMJ hears from the specialists in the industry about what companies and businesses need to be doing to prepare for the colder months ahead GRITIT Jason Petsch, CEO of winter specialists GRITIT says: “Whether we’re soaking ...

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Permit to work

Last year 142 people died in the course of their work and there were 611,000 injuries at work. Permits-to-work expert Simon Olliff, will look at how permits to work are operated, the legal requirements around their use and how FMs ...

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