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Winter wisdom

This coming winter will present some exceptional challenges for FMs; restarting sites after lockdown and maintaining them compliantly and safely through the winter. The experts from Mitie and Adler and Allan offer advice on preparing for a winter like no ...

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Industry tributes pour in for Mark Lopez

Tributes from across the sector have poured in for Founder and Co-director of De-ice, Mark Lopez who sadly passed away on 2 April 2020 at the age of 59, after losing his battle to Covid-19. Mark’s contributions to both the ...

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Safe ground

Winning the RoSPA President’s Award illustrated Ground Control’s commitment to establishing safe working practices and environments for its workers. This aim is more important than ever in supporting staff and clients through the Coronavirus “No job is so urgent or ...

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Protecting employees and customers – through grit

By Prettpal Somel, UK Marketing Executive, Ambius According to the Met Office, freezing temperatures are expected to hit the UK as a cold spell descends from the Arctic. The winter months present new challenges for businesses to guarantee the safety ...

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Outside chance

Peter Fane, Founding Director of grounds maintenance specialist Nurture Landscapes, warns FMs to start planning now for managing ice and snow SAFETY FIRST All site managers have a responsibility to protect staff and visitors from accidents and risk. Education on ...

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Going into reverse

Vicky Lopez, Co-Founder and Director of De-ice, explains the concept of reverse winter timeline planning When you run a winter maintenance business, you have to look at the seasons backwards. There’s very little ‘looking forward to summer’, as we primarily ...

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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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Cold comfort

Harsh winter weather often takes organisations by surprise. As Vicky Lopez, Director at De-ice, explains, it’s never too soon to plan for snow and ice The UK is not like Scandinavia, where the advent of winter snow and ice is ...

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