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Tuesday, 17 September

News
Touchscreens Cause Health Concerns

When there are four times as many germs found on a self-service touchscreen than on a toilet seat, it’s no surprise to learn that many of us in the UK are concerned...

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Lending A Hand Costs Security Guard His Fingers

A security guard has lost his fingers after being asked by a groundworks contractor to lend a hand to do a job he was not employed or skilled to do. Elsewhere, seven...

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Theft Of Tools From Vans Continues To Rise

The cost of insurance claims for theft of tools from vans has increased by more than half - 55% - in the past year according to analysis by ECIC, the specialist...

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Most Brits Think They Are Too Old For An Apprenticeship

Two thirds of the UK workforce wrongly believe they are too old to become an apprentice and that the age barrier is between 16-24 when in fact, there is no age...

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Recycling Week & Wonder Day

There's a chance to see what happens to plastic after its thrown in the recycling bin this weekend ahead of the start of Recycling Week. As part of Open House...

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Don't Make A Crisis Out Of A Drama

Two companies have combined to help support policy holders when things go wrong at a property and make dealing with the aftermath as hassle-free as possible. VPS...

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Advanced Analytics And Workforce Planning

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ThisWeekinFM Spotlight Interview - Ezitracker

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ThisWeekinFM Spotlight Interview - Combined Technical Solutions

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RIP The CV

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Facilities Management
County Lines - Derby To Take A Suffolk Punt

September 11 saw members of Derbyshire County Council debating a Suffolk County Council JV proposal and the transfer of cleaning and caretaking services along with some...

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People
NEBOSH Unveils New-Look General Certificate

The NEBOSH National and International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety have been updated - and two Artic Building Services employees have gained...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
WorkTech London Speaker Programme Announced

Details have been announced for this year’s flagship WorkTech London conference that takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on November...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Wood Provides Wow Factor

Joinery firm, The Deluxe Group, have recently completed work on the newly constructed Cambridge Mosque - the first purpose-built mosque within the city of Cambridge...

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Environment & Sustainability
The Roads Are Greener On The Other Side

Residents at Bristol City Council’s Ashton Rise development will drive on some of the UK’s greenest roads when they move in next year. Willmott Dixon is...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Eco To Expand Franchise Footprint

Commercial contract cleaning provider Ecocleen, is targeting a number of acquisitions over the next 12 months to accelerate its expansion within the UK. The company...

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Products & Projects
Fast Fans Feed Fast Food

A faulty extractor fan in a Bristol food outlet with a demanding cooking schedule led Rotamec to react quickly to ensure breakfast was served. Darryl Beecham, Business...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Kentec Protects World’s Longest Sea-Crossing

Sigma A-XT gas extinguishing panels from Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, are at the heart of a new fire safety solution protecting users of the...

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Safety & Health
Building In Safety - What's Next In Fire Reform

Building a Safer Future: Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System is the title of a paper and consultation that closed in July that will inform...

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Energy
Maxim Energy Efficiency

Part of the recently completed Maxim Office Park, Maxim 10, provides 60,000sq.m of commercial office space over four floors. A modular lighting system has been...

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Fleet & Transportation
Great Britain’s £1.2 Billion Junk Driving Problem

Over half of UK drivers admit to eating fast food on long journeys, according to new research by SEAT. The binge eating costs £1.25 billion a year but more...

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Technology
Smart Buildings Show Is Open For Registration

The UK’s cornerstone Smart Buildings event is back with more visitors, more stands and more conference content for 2019. The free-to-attend event takes place at...

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Property
New Rental Tax Rules Could Cost Investors £Millions

The latest taxation changes to commercial and residential property could cost non-UK companies £millions. The latest set of changes come in to force on 6 April...

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Education & Training
Megatrends - Globalisation And Building Services

In the last of its series of four 'Megatrends' White Papers, BSRIA has explored how globalisation is affecting almost every aspect of life and business - and...

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