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28 May 2016
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Risk management

Articles on business continuity, governance, health & safety


  • Old Trafford slip shows need for security standardsThe Manchester United evacuation reinforces the need for national standards in search dog handling and training exercises, according to the managing director of Ward Security. 17/05/2016
  • Dyslexia and reasonable adjustmentsOrganisations could be liable for discrimination claims if they fail to make reasonable adjustments for employees with dyslexia, says Daniel Wilde 09/05/2016
  • Legionella: the ticking time bombChris Northey explains the emerging threat posed by rising temperatures in cold water systems particularly in modern buildings and looks at possible solutions 04/05/2016
  • Edinburgh schools due to reopen for new termThree schools affected by the recent closures in Edinburgh will reopen next month once full remediation work has been completed, says the council. 04/05/2016
  • Vicarious liabilityOrganisations run the risk of being found vicariously liable even if the person isn't technically an employee, explains solicitor Victoria Smithyman 25/04/2016
  • New pest control legislationIs your organisation legally compliant on pest control? David Lodge explains some imminent alterations to the laws protecting wildlife 25/04/2016
  • Operation of drinking water provisionKevin Winchester advises FMs on formulating an effective and sustainable drinking water maintenance strategy 21/04/2016
  • All 17 Edinburgh PPP schools 'show faults'Edinburgh City Council has announced that early findings of building surveys shows "evidence of faults across all 17 affected schools" to varying degrees after safety issues forced their closure last week. 15/04/2016
  • Amey vows to make Edinburgh school buildings safeAmey has announced that it is working closely with the Edinburgh Schools Partnership to identify and help with additional repairs to allow 17 schools in the city to be reopened after safety issues. 13/04/2016
  • Five steps to securing data systemsMark Stevens explains how to avoid the theft of sensitive company data 11/04/2016
  • School wall collapse probe reveals safety issuesThe chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council and senior education officials have met directors of the Edinburgh School Partnership (ESP) after the collapse of a wall at a local primary led to the closure of 17 schools in the area. 11/04/2016
  • The true cost of squattingSince squatting in domestic property was outlawed in 2012, the problem has shifted to commercial premises, says Guy Other 05/04/2016
  • Forum highlights measures to cut arson impactMeasures to reduce the risk of arson and the costs and impacts of deliberately started fires are being highlighted during Arson Awareness Week. 23/03/2016
  • Eliminating systems errorsSteve Martin looks of the Fire & Security Association looks at the causes and consequences of fire systems going wrong and how to minimise the risks 18/03/2016
  • Be proactive, says counter-terrorism expertThe biggest threat to security is believing that no threat exists, according to a counter-terrorism expert speaking at a recent BIFM regional event. 16/03/2016
  • Making sense of PPE regulationBob Wells of the BSI explains what organisations need to know about the imminent PPE changes to protect European workers against work hazards. 10/03/2016
  • Lighting - questions you should askThe ink is dry(ing) on Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) reports around the UK. Will they galvanise companies into creating achievable energy reduction plans as the government hopes? asks Richard Perry 23/02/2016
  • Health and safety in commercial kitchensNew guidance on preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in commercial kitchens has serious implications for facilities managers, says ductwork specialist Francesca Smith 10/02/2016
  • Disposing of abnormal wasteMost businesses would like to be able to put all waste into a wheelie bin and forget about it. But there are scenarios when that just can't safely and legally happen, says Martin Bull 10/02/2016
  • Treating pseudomonasPseudomonas is a common bacteria that could be responsible for corrosion and inefficiencies in your building's water system. Steven Booth explains how FMs can prevent it 10/02/2016
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