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Friday, 21 February

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More Global FM Firms Hit By Cyber Attacks

EMCOR Group and Bouyges are the latest FM companies targeted by malicious software attacks.  The website of EMCOR Group, the global providers of facility...

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Firms Fined For 'Catastrophic' Fire Failings

Three companies have been ordered to pay fines totalling £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in...

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Facilicom UK Launches New Helpdesk Portal For Clients

Facilicom UK has launched a new online helpdesk portal to enable customers and cleaning operatives to work harmoniously together. The contract cleaning and services...

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Points-Based System Will Limit FM Labour Force Entering UK

The Home Office has today announced the introduction of its new points-based immigration system, potentially affecting many employees across FM soft service...

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What Do The Bosses Know? What Do They Need To Know?

What data does your boss collect about you? Half of us don’t know –  and don't know what it is used for – according to new research from...

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ISS Facility Services Malware Attack

ISS, a leading provider of facility services, was the target of a malware attack, meaning all group websites are currently down. ISS employees, including 4,000 in the...

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Businesses Step Up Coronavirus Contingency Planning 

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Don’t Waste It Roundtable Series – Applying A Different Measure

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ThisWeekinFM Spotlight Interview – Vertex Services

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Top 5 Tips For Warehouse Cleaning

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Facilities Management
Businesses Step Up Coronavirus Contingency Planning 

UK businesses are preparing for immediate action and contingency planning in the event of a widespread UK outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus. On 30 January, the World...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Manchester Cleaning Show – Conference Programme Announced

Organisers at the Manchester Cleaning Show 2020 have unveiled a free conference programme – one of the main attractions at the Event City show 25-26 March. A...

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Environment & Sustainability
Solar Solution to Ease Pressure of Climate Change

A company best known for its pressure washers in the UK has taken a huge step in increasing environmental performance by deploying 967 solar panels on its HQ...

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Education & Training
Looking Beyond Traditional Ways To Recruit

Facilicom's managing director, Jan Hein Hemke is opinionated when it comes to the issue of apprentices and the need to look beyond the traditional routes to...

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Technology
A Big Change In Gritting Services as Facilities Worker App Doubles Productivity

AA Salt used to spread their gritting service operators around by paper and phone – now the firm has doubled productivity with the introduction of a mobile...

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Products & Projects
Pioneers Pave Way To Sheffield University

The Concourse, the public realm regeneration project that connects buildings at Sheffield University, has seen a 'pioneering' paving upgrade that includes...

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Fleet & Transportation
Europcar Mobility Group chosen as ‘lead partner'

Following the recent appointment of Rentalcars.com as the exclusive online car rental provider to Ryanair for the next three years, Europcar Mobility Group has been...

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Safety & Health
Global Warming Could Fuel Legionnaires’ Disease Cases

Britain is facing a huge increase in Legionnaires’ disease fuelled by climate change, two water hygiene experts have warned. Water hygiene engineer Joe Finn and...

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People
Unsafe Working Environments In The IT Industry Risk People’s Health

Problematic factory conditions, including excessive working hours, forced labour and discrimination continue to risk workers’ health in the IT industry, according...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Flood Risk Checklist Essential For Business Planning

Do you know if your business is at risk from flooding? If it is, then you need to create a business flood plan - and perhaps start looking at products that can protect...

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Property
Survey Reveals Smart Building Spending Plans And Tech Priorities For 2020

Independent research firm Verdantix has released its annual global survey of 304 real estate occupiers across 16 geographies and 18 industries. The survey focusses on...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Theatre Production Goes To Plan

The Royal Hallamshire Hospital now has four new state of the art operating theatres. NG Bailey completed the £3 million services element of the project. The...

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Energy Management
Merton Council – Why We Chose AI to Cut Energy Waste

The London borough of Merton has identified energy waste valued at £25,000 using a new artificial intelligence tool. The council turned to AI to make sense...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
What Are You Doing To Welcome The Most Agile Working Generation Yet?

In this guest post, Luis De Souza provides some interesting insights on accommodating Generation Z into the workplace. De Souza is the CEO of NFS Technology Group,...

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