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25 July 2017
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Includes advice on good facilities management practice and explainer articles, offering a concise summary of topics within the FM sector.

 

  • 5 ways to salvage FM knowledge lost through turnoverFacilities managers are receptacles of knowledge about their estates, so a succession plan must be put in place, says Jay Pearlman. 10 July 2017
  • A whistle-stop guide to year-round pest preventionA proactive pest prevention plan will guard against unforecast spend, reputational damage and operational downtime, says Mark Williams of Ecolab. Here, he outlines seasonal trends in pest activity. 10 July 2017
  • Common causes of lift electrical failureLifts can pose a serious threat to life if not managed and checked correctly. Liftstore Ltd's Gary Morgan shares two stories of electrical interference in elevator systems, highlighting prevalent issues. 10 July 2017
  • The variable way to pump efficiencyControl of energy consumption comes in many forms, not least through the deployment of effective water pumping systems. Here, Richard Sharp, general manager at Xylem, explains how variable speed pumping systems can have advantages that can add up over time. 10 July 2017
  • Fuel for thoughtFor many organisations the storage of fuel presents unique challenges that are often logistically complex and highly time-sensitive. Kurt Wachter of Adler and Allan explains what FMs should keep in mind. 06 June 2017
  • Out of the darknessWith the phasing out of inefficient lamps, there's never been a better time to investigate next-generation lighting, says Tamlite Lighting's Colin Lawson. 06 June 2017
  • Asbestos management - documentation is keyPhil Franks of Franks Portlock discusses the challenges and solutions to asbestos management and how to avoid the pitfalls. 15 May 2017
  • Keep your business fly-freeFlies carry diseases and pose a threat to your workforce if found on site and FMs should not be complacent about the risk. David Cross at Rentokil Pest Control offers his advice. 12 May 2017
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: bulky waste and the circular economyWhen FMs are dealing with large items of waste, such as office furniture or redundant fixtures and fittings, one of the first ideas that comes to mind is to hire a skip or large container. But is there a better way? FM World spoke to people from the Furniture Recycling Group, WCRS and Premier Sustain to give the options available to FMs, as well as legislation to consider. 12 May 2017
  • How to make the office a 'clean air zone'The quality of the air we breathe both inside and outside the workplace is crucial to the health and, ultimately, the productivity of employees, explains Nigel Crunden. 12 May 2017
  • Illuminating the 'as a service' lighting modelWith the evolution of LED, we live in an age where light is subject to fast-paced change, and luminaire efficiency increases all the time. Change should also be on the agenda for successful businesses, says Darren Riva. 11 April 2017
  • Well-being and productivity: lighting the wayThe modern quest to maximise the energy efficiency of lighting may have overshadowed the wider benefits of lighting on employee well-being, says Eaton's Andy Gallacher. 11 April 2017
  • Dealing with dust in the workplaceDust can cause problems for facilities managers some of which are less obvious than others. James Miller at Dustcontrol UK explains what FMs can do to deal with these issues and how to put preventive measures in place. 13 March 2017
  • Strength in unityAs devices are increasingly being designed to connect and share information, physical security and IT teams need to work more closely together, explains Chip Epps from security firm HID Global. 13 March 2017
  • Preventing a winter illness outbreak at the officeAlongside their conventional cleaning and hygiene practices, office and facilities managers now have a secret weapon to help keep at bay outbreaks of infections such as norovirus Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging. Luke Rutterford, technical manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, explains. 13 March 2017
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