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Prestigious new FM Award for young managers – entries invited

  One of the historic London Livery Companies, with a strong connection to the facilities management world, is inviting nominations for an award for a young manager in FM. The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers is offering a very special aw...


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UK employment statistics show mixed picture

UK employment statistics are showing a mixed picture.  The UK labour market is going from strength to strength, with the proportion of people in work now at a record high of 73.6%, according to the latest data from the Office for National Sta...


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Data protection in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) agreed on 23 January 2014 to a consensual audit of their processing of personal data by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Good Practice Department. The ICO is responsible for enforcing and promoting co...


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H&S breaches BUT no corporate manslaughter case – where is corporate manslaughter going?

On 4 September 2015, Hugo Boss UK Ltd were handed a £1.2 million fine for failing to discharge a duty under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (duty to others), and a breach of Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulat...


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  • 6 October 2015

CDM 2015, are you “competent” to work in construction?

6 October sees the implementation of every aspect of CDM 2015 to construction in the UK, without exception. The underlying emphasis by HSE in its goal to secure health and safety in construction is to ensure everyone at every level, and whate...


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October deadline for new CDM Regulations

October sees a key date to ensure compliance with the revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 15).   CDM 15 came into force on 6 April 2015, aiming to streamline the management of health and safety for larger and/or...