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11 December 2018
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PERSPECTIVES

  • Goodbye FM World, Hello FacilitateMartin Read explains the reasons for rebranding FM World as Faciltate
  • Go for goldMany fire risk assessors will just hand over the fire risk assessment (FRA) document to a client and walk away. This is often all that the contract demands. But both parties will gain far more if you provide a comprehensive package that explains the significant findings and the risks their company faces if they go unheeded.
  • Principles for autonomyAs leaders, it's vital that we create the right environment for the right people to make the right decision at the right time and then allow them to deploy that decision for the best result.

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Think Tank: Implanting microchips – a digital step too far? 

Will IoT security technology become more popular in the workplace?

Swedish microchip implant company Biohax told a British newspaper that it was in talks with a number of UK legal and financial firms to implant staff with devices. 

But TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: “Microchipping would give bosses even more power and control over their workers. There are obvious risks involved, and employers must not brush them aside, or pressure staff into being chipped.”

For this month's Think Tank, we ask: Is your organisation monitoring employee behaviours or maintaining security restrictions through IoT technology such as microchipping and sensors?

To take part in the survey click here.

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  • Cycling to workCycling to work is good for employers' branding, staff health and general air quality, but people need more than bike racks. Bill Dolworth reports.

FEATURES

  • Luceco illuminates Manchester Royal InfirmaryManchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) can claim many medical breakthroughs and can also boast pioneering energy efficient lighting throughout their estate. Luceco, A C Electrical (North) Ltd and the Estates and Facilities Directorate at the MRI have worked together to reduce energy consumed by old lighting technology, replacing these fittings with cost effective LED luminaires from Luceco.
  • World's largest companies shift focus to flexible workspaceThe demand for flexible workspace is set to accelerate globally, reports Herpreet Kaur Grewal.
  • Up to the mark: Performance standardsThree Q&A interviews on the challenges of ISO 41001, the value of standards, and the differences between Fitwell v WELL.
  • BIFM Awards 2018: Future focusInnovation requires forward-thinking, as evidenced by the winners of BIFM's Innovation Awards.