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Ian McKinnon  - 26.11.2019

Health & Safety Non-compliance in Construction

Ian McKinnon, managing director of The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), explains how third party accreditation can offset the rising cost of health and safety non--compliance...

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Steve Iles  - 25.11.2019

Supporting Busy Retail Events with Cleaning

With Black Friday (29th November) and the Christmas shopping season approaching rapidly, Steve Iles, ABM UK general manager, discusses how cleaning adds value to busy retail events.

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Jaimie Woodhall  - 22.11.2019

Keeping Ventilation Compliant this Christmas

Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, takes a close look at the Building Engineering Services Association's (BESA) TR19 standard for duct, kitchen extract,...

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Jamie Woodhall  - 19.11.2019

Making Washrooms Truly Accessible

As the UN officially marks World Toilet Day 2019, Jamie Woodhall, Technical and Innovation Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, asks if the United Kingdom is doing enough to ensure accessibility to...

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Jason Petsch  - 18.11.2019

Respecting the Environment

With a deep freeze forecast for the UK, Gritit managing director, Jason Petsch, discusses mitigating the environmental impact of using salt to keep roads free of ice and snow.

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Amy Highland  - 12.11.2019

Sleep and Mental Health

Amy Highland from The Sleep Help Institute explains why a good night's sleep is essential for our physical as well as mental wellbeing.

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Jamie Woodhall  - 12.11.2019

Containing E. coli

Jamie Woodhall, Technical and Innovation Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, says effective washroom hygiene is essential to preventing the spread of E. coli infections.

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Mick Hickman  - 11.11.2019

Compass Partners with Armed Forces Recruiter

Mick Hickman MBE FIH, Compass Group (UK & Ireland) Foodservice Director and Chair of the Compass Group Armed Force Covenant Committee, explains why the foodservice and facility services company is...

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David Cross  - 30.10.2019

Don’t let Rodents Trick or Treat You

David Cross, Head of the Technical Training Academy, Rentokil Pest Control, says Halloween is a time for facilities managers to look out for rodent infestations - in addition to ghosts, zombies and...

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Paul Casson ,  Jaimie Woodhall  - 17.10.2019

Stopping Norovirus in its Tracks

With winter approaching, Paul Casson, Technical Field Manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene and Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovation Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene, provide timely advice on...

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Mark Harper  - 14.10.2019

Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

David Coleman, operations director at HSM UK, asks whether 'GDPR fatigue' is behind recent research finding that a third of businesses in the European Union are still non-compliant with the directive.

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Jaimie Woodhall  - 08.10.2019

Is Your Office a 'Hygiene Haven'?

With Global Hygiene Day scheduled for 15 October, Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, explains the importance of workplace hygiene standards.

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Jason Petsch  - 04.10.2019

Delivering Safer Winters

Gritit managing director, Jason Petsch, considers the role of mobile technology in safeguarding facility managers and operators of business premises against litigious claims for falls and injuries.

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Colin Dulson  - 30.09.2019

Respecting Client Corporate Culture in FM

Berrison Group managing director, Colin Dulston, says a proper understanding of different organisational cultures is essential to the delivery of large FM contracts.

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Neil Butler  - 26.09.2019

HEPA Filters and Hand Dryers

Neil Butler, business development manager within Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.'s Automation Systems Division, asks whether there are any real advantage to equipping hand dryers with HEPA air...

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Reuben Richings  - 11.09.2019

The Health and Safety of Spills

Despite the often significant environmental impact of spills, thought is rarely given to risks assumed by cleanup operators. Reuben Richings, group technical manager at Adler and Allan, provides...

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Karen Trigg  - 05.09.2019

Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

Karen Trigg considers statutory fire safety precautions required of specialist accommodation providers, including sheltered housing operators and landlords responsible for houses in multiple...

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Louise Coombs  - 30.08.2019

The Dos and Don'ts of Office Redesign

Louise Coombs, design associate with Crown Workspace and founder of interior design consultancy, The Jones London, considers current and future trends in office redesign.

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Dari Shechter ,  Lily Stanger  - 30.08.2019

Going "Glocal"

Dari Shechter, vice-president for art and design at Mindspace and Lily Stanger, the global coworking space provider's design lead, consider the impact of local influences on global office design.

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Richard Kirkman  - 16.08.2019

Why Peat-free Compost is an Environmental Imperative

Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Veolia UK & Ireland, says the United Kingdom's failure to safeguard precious peatlands is causing unnecessary damage to ecosystems and...

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Mark Griffiths  - 12.08.2019

Preparing Your Business for Flooding

With an estimated 70 per cent of UK businesses unprepared for flooding, Mark Griffiths, flood resilience specialist with environmental consultancy Adler and Allan, explains the importance of risk...

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Trevor Ball  - 07.08.2019

Bolstering Security With Big Data

Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland for Allegion UK, explains how facilities can improve security by harvesting and harnessing big data.

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Sandra Bell  - 25.07.2019

What the Office Really Means to Businesses

Dr Sandra Bell, Head of Resilience Consulting at Sungard Availability Services, considers the importance of contingency planning within facilities management.

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Guy Cuthbert  - 24.07.2019

Clarifying the Purposes of Food Waste Management

Atheon Analytics CEO, Guy Cuthbert, says grocers and the food services sector need to adopt new ways of thinking to meet ambitious global targets for reducing food waste.

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Klaus Allion  - 24.07.2019

Are ARC the Best Way to Manage Critical Alarms?

ANT Telecom managing director, Klaus Allion, considers the benefits and disbenefits of Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) which typically monitor alarm systems to provide operational continuity and...

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George Adams  - 24.07.2019

Is London Any Smarter?

George Adams, UK Director of Energy and Engineering at SPIE (and a past CIBSE President), casts a critical eye over the Mayor of London’s smart city roadmap on the anniversary of its launch.

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Guy Cuthbert  - 03.07.2019

Consumer Packaging and Food Waste

Atheon Analytics CEO, Guy Cuthbert, explains how new retail food portions and packaging materials can help reduce consumer waste.

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FM Editor  - 28.06.2019

Data is Key to Food Sustainability

Peter Ruffley, Chairman of cloud-based analytics service provider Zizo, argues ambitious UK government targets for reducing food wastage require better sharing and analysis of data from...

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Klaus Allion  - 27.06.2019

Out of Time, Out of Mind

Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, considers risks associated with failing to respond punctually to critical alarms.

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Karen Trigg  - 27.06.2019

Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks

Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.

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George Adams  - 14.06.2019

Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings

George Adams explains why he supports calls by The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for the UK government to include indoor airborne...

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George Adams  - 05.06.2019

Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities

George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering with SPIE UK and a past President of CIBSE, says air pollution which came under the spotlight on World Environment Day 2019, requires a rethink of the...

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David Khanna  - 20.05.2019

Managing Obsolescence

Arolite director David Khanna discusses the importance of proactive and reactive maintenance in managing legacy machinery and equipment on an estate.