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Professionalising FM: How the Living Wage can improve the image of FM

Last year, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched the second edition of Strategic Facilities Management (FM) case studies – focusing on the theme of professionalising FM. The case studies, authored by International Work...


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Managing occupational road risk

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that a quarter of all road traffic accidents may involve someone who is driving as part of their work. Taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement and recognising the risks and ma...


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Fatigue and safety in the workplace

The latest in our series of blogs, originally produced for SHP Online, in the lead up to the IOSH conference 2015, comes from our Lead Tutor, Kate Gardner, who looks at fatigue and safety in the workplace. How much of an impact is fatigue having ...


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Marathon effort for wounded soldiers

I agreed last year to run the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, a City of London livery company that enjoys strong links with the facilities management industry.  I’m excited, if not a little s...


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Asbestos Awareness Week dedicated to campaign “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention”

Last year, Linda Reinstein, President/CEO, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) produced a blog post for us in the lead up the Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2014, and again this year, Linda has offered her views as Global Asbestos Aware...


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Shared parental leave changes to take effect from 5 April – is your business ready?

As we approach the start of April, discussions around employment law changes that will soon take effect are prevalent, with the biggest talking point regarding the introduction of shared parental leave. Significant alterations to parental leave r...