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South Africa breaks new ground with Facilities Management Standard

The South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA) has created a national draft facilities management standard. South Africa is the first country in the world to publish a draft of the FM Standard to break new ground in the practice of Fa...


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Managing risks in international travel: new guidance

A 2015 survey by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and International SOS identified travel risk management as a key issue for 70% of risk and insurance manager respondents.   FERMA has recently cooperated with pa...


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Link bonuses to appointment of senior women, says review

Bonuses of City executives should be linked to targets for the number of senior women appointed at a firm, says a government commissioned review. This review is being led by Jayne-Anne Gadhia who is the Chief Executive of Virgin Money. The propos...


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Balfour Beatty and Norland prosecuted for H&S failings

Two Facilities Management companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex. Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd (BBES) was contracted to carry out multi-million pound ...


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Industry taskforce unveils campaign to improve the working conditions of cleaners

The cleaning sector contributes over £8 billion pounds to the British economy every year and now a campaign to promote good working conditions has been launched by an industry-led taskforce set up by the Equality and Human Rights C...


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BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

I make no apology for sending my public congratulations to this year’s winner of the BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award, Martin Pickard. International Workplace, through its previous incarnation as Workplace Law, would not exist as it does toda...