Testing & Certification

Environment

Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK

06.10.2021, 10:27 Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK EMCOR UK has become the first organization in the world to be certified against BSI’s new psychological health and safety scheme ahead of World Mental Health Day. With just days to go before World Mental Health Day 2021, the facility services provider has proved it prioritizes…

Life Safety

Johnson Controls Expands Fire Control Portfolio

06.09.2021, 09:33 Johnson Controls Expands Fire Control Portfolio Johnson Controls has enhanced its fire suppression offering in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of sprinkler, deluge, water spray and foam system manufacturer, Nu-Form Fire. Nu-Form services the fire safety requirements of a diverse range of sectors including warehousing, food, manufacturing production and special hazards, and is permitted…

Environment

Aircuity Swings Behind New IWBI Standard

Aircuity is announcing its support for the recently launched WELL Performance Rating standard for healthy indoor environments developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI designed the new rating as a new designation that “uses dynamic human and building performance metrics to enhance the experience of the people inside.” Aircuity’s endorsement is based on…

Contracts

Supporting Covid-19 Testing with Flexible Staffing

26.07.2021, 17:21 Supporting Covid-19 Testing with Flexible Staffing Cignpost Diagnostics has extended a staffing partnership with ABM to include ‘ExpressTest’ Covid-19 testing centres at Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, and multiple retail locations.   The announcement follows the deployment of employees from Blackjack Promotions, ABM’s flexible staffing solutions business for the travel retail and experiential sector,…

Contracts

Covid-19 Risk Certification for Network Rail High Speed Stations

20.07.2021, 12:13 Covid-19 Risk Certification for Network Rail High Speed Stations St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet rail stations have received Certificates of Assurance from Bureau Veritas for cleaning and hygiene standards that help minimise the risk of Covid-19.   All three stations are managed by Network Rail High Speed (NRHS), with cleaning, janitorial and…

Contracts

Green Certification for Kodak Alaris Scanners

16.06.2021, 13:50 Green Certification for Kodak Alaris Scanners Kodak Alaris has added twelve document scanners to the Green Electronics Council’s Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry of greener electronics manufacturers. The Kodak S2085f Scanner and Kodak S3000, S2000 and E1000 Series Scanners have now been certified as operating within ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy…

News

How’re You Testing Your Security Cameras?

14.05.2021, 16:29 How’re You Testing Your Security Cameras? Triplett Test Equipment’s innovative CamView5 IP Pro portable all-in-one-camera tester is set to become an essential tool for CCTV installers and technicians.   The compact, lightweight CamView5 IP Pro is designed for the installation and maintenance of IP cameras, analog cameras, TVI, CVI, and AHD cameras, as…

Blog

Decrypting UK Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

12.04.2021, 15:38 Decrypting UK Sheltered Housing Fire Standards With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must prioritise fire door maintenance.   The regulations and standards associated with fire safety and sheltered, assisted and social…

News

Saving an Oil Refinery US $250,000 in Inspection Fees

Premium Inspection & Testing (PIT) has performed a first-of-a-kind internal coke drum inspection of an oil refinery in Texas using drone technology combined in combination with manned rope access. Scaffolding is typically used to allow inspectors up-close access, however, because of the cost and time requirements associated with erecting and dismantling it, personnel at the…

Construction

BSI Approved for UKCA

12.01.2021, 11:53 BSI Approved for UKCA BSI has been confirmed as an Approved Body for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking which is replacing CE marking in England, Wales and Scotland following Brexit. The organisation will also continue to be a Notified Body for the Northern Ireland market. The UKCA mark replaces CE marking in Great…

Automation & AI

LIA Launches New Safety Certification Scheme

17.12.2020, 16:31 LIA Launches New Safety Certification Scheme The LIA’s new Safety Certification Scheme (LIASC) focuses on product safety and compliance. Introduced following customer feedback from a consultation undertaken by the LIA Laboratory, the association’s new LIASC Certificate, LIASC and LIASC+ Schemes have are designed to offer accessibility as well as affordability. Fox Lux’s FXS…

Blog

What You Need to Know About Building a Business App

07.09.2020, 15:42 What You Need to Know About Building a Business App Despite a marked increase in the number of new apps on Google Play and Apple’s App Store, launching a native app requires considerable planning if it is to deliver your brand experience to potential customers. Businesses are realizing the importance and benefit of…

Contracts

UK Approval for Legionnaires’ Testing Culture

26.08.2020, 17:05 UK Approval for Legionnaires’ Testing Culture The Legiolert culture testing method for Legionella pneumophila developed by IDEXX Laboratories has been accepted by the UK’s Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA). Created to provide accurate analysis of samples from cooling towers, hot and cold water systems, spa pools and a variety of other water sources,…

Contracts

Army to Handover Covid-19 Mobile Testing to Mitie

Mitie will assume responsibility from the British army for nineteen Covid-19 mobile testing units (MTU) from the end of July. The facility services provider currently supports Covid-19 testing at fixed “Local Testing Centres” in Ashford, Bournemouth, Deeside, Ebbw Vale, Gloucester, Llandudno, Newbury, Salisbury and Penrith. Services to be provided under the new contract include driving…

Healthcare

Safeguarding Homeless People with Covid-19 Testing

01.07.2020, 08:55 Safeguarding Homeless People with Covid-19 Testing Harris Health System’s “Health Care for the Homeless Program” has received US $1.3 million of federal funding to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and care for up to 1,000 vulnerable individuals I homeless shelter clinics across Harris County in Houston, Texas. The program addresses the needs of a largely underserved…

Appointments

Appointment of Global Services Committee

25.06.2020, 12:14 Appointment of Global Services Committee The PSNI Global Alliance of AV integrators, manufacturers, distributors and service providers has established a Global Services Committee to oversee the evaluation and development of technical standards and service deployment by member companies. The Services Committee is comprised of sixteen global representatives who are internally responsible in their…

News

ISS Reappoints UK Mansafe Testing Provider

10.06.2020, 12:57 ISS Reappoints UK Mansafe Testing Provider ISS has reappointed Nationwide Specialist Services (NSS) as its exclusive provider of Mansafe testing services in the UK under a new five-year framework agreement valued in excess of £35 million.   The new agreement expands the existing relationship between the companies by including a range of additional…

Environment

Protecting Returning Workers from Harm

10.06.2020, 11:51 Protecting Returning Workers from Harm SOCOTEC explains why following respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and mask face-fit guidelines is now even more essential for workforces exposed to hazardous substances. Whilst Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) tends to be implemented as the last line of protection, current circumstances make it even more important for employers to ensure…

News

TÜV SÜD Launches Business Assurance Service

10.06.2020, 09:48 TÜV SÜD Launches Business Assurance Service A new Business Assurance service from TÜV SÜD UK offers management systems certification for over 40 standards, including ISO 41001 (Facility Management), ISO 55001 (Asset Management), and ISO 9001 (QMS). Today’s businesses face rapid technology developments and more complex market structures, and they must minimise costs while offering…

Lighting

LIA/ICEL Emergency Luminaire Certification Scheme

29.04.2020, 16:19 LIA/ICEL Emergency Luminaire Certification Scheme In response to scrutiny of emergency lighting, The Lighting Industry Association has launched the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) certification scheme for manufacturers.   The ICEL Product Endorsement scheme provides independent verification that emergency lighting products have been been developed and manufactured using controlled processes in accordance with applicable…

Government

Supporting NHS Covid-19 Testing

Mitie is providing critical clinical waste management, security, and traffic management support to five UK COVID-19 test centres. The company is helping to ensure the centres meet their testing targets, which are essential for identifying people with COVID-19 and therefore limiting the spread of the infection. The Inverness site was the first to open on 25 April 2020,…

Environment

Selecting a Door Closer System

23.04.2020, 15:11 Selecting a Door Closer System Eryl Jones. managing director of ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group, explains why accessibility and fire safety are as important as design when specifying door closer systems for public and commercial buildings.   Facilities managers are faced with a vast array of choice when it comes to selecting a…

News

A First for Security Mesh

26.03.2020, 15:58 A First for Security Mesh UK-based metal mesh manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company has become the first supplier of security mesh to achieve Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) certification.   The certification relates to the manufacturer’s ExMesh™ Securilath™ product range, used by worldwide financial institutions and retailers and at many high-risk sites, when applied to…

Environment

World Class Digital Connectivity

23.03.2020, 11:51 World Class Digital Connectivity One Centre Square, a commercial development at the heart of the regeneration of Middlesbrough in North East England, has joined the Empire State Building and The Shard London Bridge after its digital infrastructure was certified to Wiredscore’s Platinum standard. Wired Certification is a commercial real estate rating scheme that…

Environment

Discrete, Stylish Fly Control

16.03.2020, 16:35 Discrete, Stylish Fly Control Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Slim, its latest innovative fly control solution. Available in a choice of black or white with light oak sides, the Lumnia Slim’s modern design has been created to complement a business’ décor whilst helping to protect its reputation with effective fly control. Rentokil’s original Lumnia…

Healthcare

Thwarting Cyber Crooks with Testing as a Service

10.02.2020, 12:34 Thwarting Cyber Crooks with Testing as a Service An innovative cyber security service from Arasti provides continuous testing of IT systems to identify security weakness which can then be tackled before they are exploited by an attacker over the internet or from within an organisation.   Harj Singh, Arasti CEO. The Testing as…

Healthcare

Stopping Preventable Deaths

08.01.2020, 14:11 Stopping Preventable Deaths Ken Diable, managing director of fall protection specialists Heightsafe Systems, considers measures FMs can implement to ensure better workplace safety. I can’t be the only person who thinks that the headline “Over 140 people die at work each year” is one that should spark serious questions about how workers are…

News

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

02.10.2019, 14:33 Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Integrated UK fire and security solutions business Evolution has been recognised with Cyber Essentials Plus Certification. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps organisations to protect themselves and their data from a whole range of common cyber attacks, verifying policies and procedures to meet the required standard for…

Contracts

Testing for Security Vulnerabilities

11.06.2019, 13:31 Testing for Security Vulnerabilities Fire and security solutions provider Evolution is warning about the potential exposure of poorly procured and designed network security systems to cyber criminals.   Brendan McGarrity, the company’s Head of Risk & Design, says many organisations focus too narrowly on obvious sources of security vulnerability, including the integrity of…

Contracts

Testing for Security Vulnerabilities

11.06.2019, 13:31 Testing for Security Vulnerabilities Fire and security solutions provider Evolution is warning about the potential exposure of poorly procured and designed network security systems to cyber criminals.   Brendan McGarrity, the company’s Head of Risk & Design, says many organisations focus too narrowly on obvious sources of security vulnerability, including the integrity of…

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