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Safer driving in the workplace

With an estimated 5000+ accidents every year involving transport on large industrial and workplace sites, the HSE has recommended the introduction of suitable speed limits on large industrial and workplace sites to limit the possibility and severity of accidents. Vehicle-activated ...

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Don’t get caught in the ESOS bottleneck

With only seven months to go to the ESOS compliance deadline, Darryl Mattocks, managing director of Enistic, is warning that there might not be enough lead assessors to go round. Enistic, with headquarters in Oxford, has subsidiaries in throughout Europe, ...

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Interserve gets on board Docklands Light Railway

International support services and construction group, Interserve, has been awarded a contract worth £32 million to provide cleaning and security services for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), on behalf of KeolisAmey Docklands. The seven-year deal which commenced in December 2014, supports ...

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Commission publishes findings on employment practices in the cleaning sector

Back in September 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission embarked on a project to analyse employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales, in order to better understand how employers comply with their equality obligations in the work ...

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Axis favours sector approach strategy

Axis Cleaning and Support Services has chosen to take an innovative approach to delivering its services, as it moves away from the ‘traditional’ geographical structure in favour of segmenting its client portfolios by sector and appointing sector leaders to meet the ...

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Big data creates more buzz as gov’t pledges £73m to unlock its potential

The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has unveiled £73 million of new funding to help unlock the potential of ‘big data’. Although it’s been around for a while in various guises, we have noticed here at FMJ the emergence of ...

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Facilities with winning bids for new electric vehicle chargepoints announced

A list of local authorities that have been successful in bidding for a share of £37 million* to offset installation costs of electric vehicle chargepoints have been announced. A new wave of chargepoints for electric cars in locations such as hospitals, ...

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New security solution to ‘mind the gap’ for London Underground

London Underground has awarded a contract to design, supply and install a centrally controlled, electronic security system at a number of sites across the capital. The security solution from Honeywell Building Solutions (HBS) includes cameras, video analytics and a perimeter intruder detection ...

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Service sector output rises at sharpest pace since March 2012

UK service sector activity rose at an accelerated rate during May as new business increased at the sharpest pace for over three years. Furthermore, amid evidence of marginal capacity pressures and with positive expectations for the coming year, companies added ...

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Initial Facilities to create 80 apprenticeships within transport division

Initial Facilities has announced plans to expand the apprentice programme within its transport division coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week 2013. The company has committed to recruiting 80 new apprentices following the success of pilot schemes during the past two years. ...

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