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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.

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Trevor Ball  - 20.05.2019

Improving Security in More Ways Than One

Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion provides insight into the physical security and cybersecurity benefits associated with the Cloud.

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FM Editor  - 09.05.2019

Making Security Integral to BIM

Integrated life systems and security business Evolutionsays the security industry has been slow in bringing the benefits of building information modelling (BIM) to the design and commissioning of...

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Sue Corrick  - 02.05.2019

Preparing for the Unknown

Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager with Allegion UK, discusses the balance between school safety and security - and how to factor in the unexpected.

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Lara Coutinho  - 30.04.2019

Taking Cleaning Carbon Neutral

Lara Coutinho, ABM UK’s newly appointed Environment and Sustainability Manager, reflects on the path to going carbon neutral.

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George Adams  - 30.04.2019

Improving Efficiency and Reducing UK Emissions

George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering with SPIE UK and a past CIBSE President, comments on a motion the Labour Party has proposed for tomorrow to declaring a national environmental and...

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Chris Cerisola  - 18.04.2019

What's New in BS 7671:2018?

Chris Cerisola, a NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) with Artic Buliding Services, considers recent changes to the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) standard.

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Mark Harper  - 16.04.2019

Document Shredding and GDPR

Despite a global increase in document shredder sales since the introduction of GDPR, HSM's Mark Harper says data handlers need to align the destruction of confidential documents more closely with...

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Liz Minshall  - 12.04.2019

The UK's New Environmental Reporting Framework

Liz Minshall, environmental compliance consultant with Valpak, comments on the UK government's new mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.

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GRITIT Ltd  - 12.04.2019

The Grounds Maintenance Calendar

As few facilities managers are likely to be expert horticulturalists, GRITIT advocates seasonal planning of grounds maintenance activities.

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Adam Branson  - 08.04.2019

Partners in Crime?

Adam Branson asks whether the UK government's anti-money laundering (AML) regime for property transactions measures up to other leading international jurisdictions.