As lockdown eases workers are increasingly keen to return to the workplace, despite it looking quite different post-Covid, as staff opt to work at least part of the time at home. There’s also the question of safe routes to work, as commuters will be reluctant to frequent transport and transport hubs unless they’re satisfied they’re kept infection free.
As part of their sustainability remit, FMs must ensure that where ever workers congregate, wellbeing takes priority. The use of hands-free technology, social distancing and access to hand sanitiser will be the norm for the longer term too, where going to work will no longer be seen as exposing yourself to colds, flu or other viruses.
FMJ has teamed up with global chemical company, INEOS, to host a webinar ‘Safe as houses, how FMs can help ensure the workplace feels as safe as home’ on 13 April 2021 at 11:00 am.
The session, which brings together an expert from INEOS alongside a panel of senior FMs, will be chaired by Sara Bean, Editor of FMJ. The discussion will look at how FMs prepare their premises for returning staff, what provisions are recommended to support those commuting back to work and ways the wellbeing remit can be the benchmark for a level of strategic facilities management that aims to result in zero days absence due to sickness.
Marie Johnson, Head of FM, Nominet
Head of Workplace and Wellbeing at the technology organisation Nominet, where she is responsible for all aspects of Facilities Management, Workplace experience, Wellbeing and Health, Safety and Environment.
Tom Crotty, Director, INEOS Group
Group Director of INEOS, the $61 billion global petrochemicals manufacturer founded by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Crotty has held various CEO positions at INEOS since joining in 2001. INEOS are the parent company of INEOS Hygienics, a global healthcare brand which was launched in 2020.
Russell Burnaby, Head of FM, Brent Council
Head of Workplace and Facilities Management at Brent Council. Burnaby has taken an active role in the development of the workplace offer at Brent Council including the development of the flagship multi award winning Civic Centre building in Wembley.
Pam Coulson, Business Director, Atalian Servest
Coulson has successfully helped design and mobilise TFM services to a value of approximately £21 million and is accountable for 12 clients in Atalian Servest’s integrated solutions portfolio. She also led the successful relocation of Atalian Servest’s TFM Helpdesk from Aylesbury to Bury St Edmunds.
To register for the webinar click here.