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Articles on business continuity, governance, health & safety


  • BIFM updates Risk Management Good Practice GuideThe 'Risk Management' Good Practice Guide from BIFM is the latest to have been refreshed to ensure it remains current for the FM profession. 01/12/2015
  • Sustainability gap 'narrowing', says researchRecent research has found that the sustainability gap between how well private FM providers are performing compared within the UK market is narrowing. 25/11/2015
  • ESOS 'inherently unfair' for FM providersA director at Ward Security has described the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) as unsustainable and inherently unfair for many businesses that service the FM industry. 24/11/2015
  • Safeguard passive fire protectionPassive Fire Protection in commercial buildings is vital for FM's to contain fires to the point of origin and prevent flames and smoke from spreading, writes Richard Nichols. 13/11/2015
  • BSRIA launches Legionella topic guideBSRIA announced the launch of its second topic guide on Legionella this week. 12/11/2015
  • BSRIA lectures on health and safety complianceProviding company-wide evidence of health and safety compliance, as well as a clear audit trail is essential, concluded a recent workshop session hosted by BSRIA in London. 11/11/2015
  • Warming up for winter maintenancePreparing for winter can cut disruptions your FM team might face. This excerpt from the BIFM Good Practice Guide to Winter Maintenance draws on best practice. 30/10/2015
  • Work-related illness costing UK £14bnMore than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures published this week. 28/10/2015
  • BIFM and Orbis launch vacant property management surveyThe British Institute of Facilities Management and vacant property management firm Orbis have launched a new vacant property management survey for 2015. 26/10/2015
  • Prevent urban explorers accessing propertiesUrban exploring has proliferated in recent years despite the risks. FMs must prevent urban explorers accessing empty properties, says Mark Williams. 22/10/2015
  • FM providers come out in support of EHRC campaignFacilities management providers have expressed their support for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) campaign to improve working conditions in the cleaning industry. 22/10/2015
  • The Road Traffic ActFacilities managers must get their heads around changes to the Road Traffic Act that could affect their off-road vehicles, says insurance law expert Alistair Kinley. 21/10/2015
  • Worker wellbeing in a world of 'bring your own device' remote workingWhat do employers need to do to ensure that employees are free to work in a more fluid way, while still meeting their wellbeing obligations? Dave Usher offers useful advice. 22/09/2015
  • Are your water treatment chemicals on the list?Any biocides used to prevent and treat waterborne pathogens must be registered under the Biocidal Products Regulations. Steven Booth explains what this means for FMs. 16/09/2015
  • Newport firm fined for Legionella riskCoilcolor Limited, a steel coating company based in South Wales, has been fined £75,000 for a number of safety failings that led to risks from Legionella bacteria. 04/09/2015
  • BSI revises buildings standards guidance for FMsThe business standards company BSI has revised the design and construction of buildings standard, which is for the guidance of facilities managers. 25/08/2015
  • 10 top rules to protect against the dangers of confined spacesIt is by no means exhaustive, but this list of 10 steps is certainly a step in the right direction for protecting you and your staff, says Lee Yearwood. 20/08/2015
  • Writing a fire safety policyFire safety arrangements will vary depending on factors such as the type of organisation, the size and complexity of the property and staffing. But all must be both clear-cut and strictly enforced, says Allison Connick. 19/08/2015
  • Flood risk and water pollution containmentA flood, pollution spill or fire incident are the 'what if' scenarios no business ever wants to contemplate. David Cole explains how to manage the risk and demonstrate regulatory compliance. 16/07/2015
  • Legionella - controlling the risksTwo recent criminal prosecutions against NHS trusts highlight the importance of ensuring that proper control measures are put in place to protect people from being exposed to the legionella bacteria, says Matthew Taylor. 16/07/2015
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