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26 August 2016
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Risk management

Articles on business continuity, governance, health & safety


  • Survey gauges Brexit effect on building services sectorA survey on the impact of Brexit on the building services engineering (BSE) sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT. 22/08/2016
  • 70% of office workers complain about poor air qualityBuilding managers must ensure that proper, effective, well maintained ventilation systems are operating in all offices across the UK after a new survey found that indoor air pollution is prevalent in workplaces across Britain. 17/08/2016
  • What's your sentence?Who is responsible now? Changes to the sentencing guidelines for health & safety at work will go further than just bigger fines and a threat of jail, says George Lilley, customer director at Vinci Facilities 16/08/2016
  • High noon for high heelsA petition demanding a change in workplace rules on dress code for women gathered more than 130,000 signatures over the last few months, which means it could now be debated in Parliament. FM World asked those involved and experts about what the implications of the petition could be. 11/08/2016
  • Use of IT driving changing posture in the workplace, claims researchOne size does not fit all in the corporate office environment, claims research conducted by British furniture manufacturer Allermuir. Findings suggest 88% of workers will use different settings for different tasks where they are given the choice. 02/08/2016
  • Minor asbestos exposure can now result in compensationThe Court of Appeal has ruled that asbestosis sufferers could be entitled to compensation from negligent employers. 29/07/2016
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015Large businesses that do not take appropriate measures to preclude the risk of slavery and human trafficking within their supply chains can expect to suffer adverse publicity and reputational risk, says Daniel Wilde, partner & head of employment at Harding Evans LLP. 29/07/2016
  • Lucion Services doubles its H&S business with acquisition of RedhillsEnvironmental and occupational safety group Lucion Services has announced its acquisition of asbestos and environmental consultancy Redhills. 27/07/2016
  • Working in confined spacesEvery year a number of workers are seriously injured or die while working in confined spaces, says Julia Kulinski 17/06/2016
  • ESG tests the water at London's 'Ally Pally'UK provider of testing, inspection and compliance services ESG has been awarded a two-year contract to carry out water monitoring, assessment and treatment works by Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust in North London. 16/06/2016
  • Reducing food wastageFood wastage has a deleterious effect on the bottom line of any organisation. Julian Fris explains how to address the issue. 15/06/2016
  • 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
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