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Securing the future

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive at security certification body NSI explains why competence and good practice standards will help safeguard the future of the security industry For over 40 years, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has helped protect organisations by providing ...

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Delivering on our standards

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities The drive to professionalise the Facilities Management profession is one I have long been a strong advocate for. The current appetite for strong ethical and responsible business practices can only enhance and ...

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Working at height: SAEMA announces new guidance

Three new guidance documents have been published by SAEMA, the trade body representing the façade access systems sector. The first, a seven page document covering rescue and planning, explains what to do in the event of a mechanical or electrical failure, and is ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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BIFM publishes new guidance on supply chain management

In a series of new and improved guidance to support standards and professionalism with the facilities management sector, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new set of guidance which outlines the key concepts vital for successful supply chain ...

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30 years of FIRA Gold

An accreditation which signifies excellence in furniture products and installation is celebrating thirty years since its initial launch.FIRA Gold Certification was first launched in 1984 for kitchen units, following demand from manufacturers for a quality mark for furniture tested to ...

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New stair edgings and floor trims catalogue from Gradus

Flooring and accessories specialist Gradus has published a new, updated version of its stair edgings and floor trims catalogue. Offering a useful resource for flooring contractors, the catalogue includes information on the latest products, standards and guidance. It now features ...

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New standards to improve blind cord safety welcomed

New child safety standards for internal window blinds in homes, public buildings and commercial premises have been welcomed by the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA’s own research shows ...

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Will patient inspectors give NHS a clean bill of health?

A programme of patient-led hospital inspections to improve food, cleanliness and dignity has seen every eligible trust taking part in the voluntary programme. Since April, over 5000 patient inspectors have carried out more than 4,600 ward inspections across the country ...

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User-friendly FM standards in the pipeline as BIFM’s Shepheard joins BSI committee

Craig Shepheard has been confirmed as the new British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) representative on the British Standards Institution (BSI) FMW/1 Facilities Management Committee. The FMW/1 Facilities Management Committee is part of the construction section of BSI and was ...

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