• Health and safety short term priorities

    22 April 2014

    Sometimes, as the saying goes, “it is not what you know, but who you know”. As a member of the London Health and Safety Group, I recently heard from Richard Boland of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about their…

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  • The BIFM Sustainability Survey goes live

    14 April 2014

    Spring is here and so is the 2014 BIFM Sustainability Survey. Since it started in 2007, it has become a means of not only assessing the short term influence on FM practices, but also indicate the longer term trends that…

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  • Productivity cost of the workplace temperature war

    04 April 2014

    We have all heard or experienced a situation where Occupant 1 (Mary) and Occupant 2 (Dorris) sit side by side in an office block where one is too hot and one is too cold. What effect is this having on…

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  • OHSAS 18001 - Where standard is significantly above the norm?

    02 April 2014

    This week our Occupational Health and Safety Management System – OHSAS 18001:2007 registration certificate went up on the wall in our reception. It joins our UKAS 17020 and 17025, BSI ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and a host of other industry…

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  • Legionella duty holders - which group are you in?

    19 March 2014

    With the recent revision to L8 and introduction of HSG274, Legionella has become a popular topic recently. While comment has been made about some of the specific time based changes, the real changes are directed at what needs to be…

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