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26 June 2017
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  • Plan, flex and be agileThe mobilisation period is one of the most exciting times in the life of a contract, writes Bartlett Mitchell's Francois Gautreaux. But how do you go about welcoming a new team into the operation in what can often be tight launch windows?
  • The problem with engineering apprenticeshipsThe most pressing problem for the UK's industrial sector in recent years has been the skills shortage, and the current engineering apprenticeships on offer will not solve the issue, writes Andy Owen.
  • Being reasonably practicable on vehicle checksAfter several high-profile fatal vehicle road traffice incidents in recent years, pre-use vehicle checks should be completed in a thorough, yet reasonably practical manner, writes Adam Gomes.

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  • Access all areasDespite legislation designed to prevent inaccessible buildings, the FM function could do better at procuring disability-smart solutions for end-users. Poor communication of...


  • Building independenceCompliance with the law on workplace accessibility doesn't begin and end with ramps and dedicated loos there are usability and maintenance issues that go way beyond these that are being widely neglected, says Nick Martindale.
  • Introducing inclusive designInclusive design is the responsibility of everyone who works in the built environment, but facilities managers have a particularly important role in ensuring accessibility for all workers. Eddy Finch reports.
  • Ensuring inclusive accessMaintaining full accessibility for all building users demands constant vigilance, so that any improvements introduced for disabled people do not decline progressively through a lack of attention to accessibility when buildings are redecorated or refitted, says BIFM's Good Practice Guide to Inclusive Access.
  • The FM world in motionFamiliar challenges, for sure but it's in the planet's fastest growing economies that government and business alike are looking anew at the value of FM to both their built environment and economies. Where the world is developing, so too is a fuller awareness of FM. Martin Read and Jamie Harris report.