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New worldwide fire safety standard launched

A global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations has launched a new internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, with the aim of saving more lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating fire...


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New code brings global consistency to facility management procurement

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new global industry code of practice that sets out high-level steps to bring transparency and consistency to the facility management procurement process. It comes at a time when t...


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Requirements set out for legally-required building safety manager role

The competence requirements for the proposed new role of building safety manager have been set out in a new report, Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management. Under new legislation being introduced in the draft Building Safety Bi...


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Homeworking versus office – poll gives mixed results

New independent polling commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) suggests that, once government measures allow, Britain is set to move to a ‘mixed’ working style, with time in the office balanced with time at home.   ...


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Building safety industry publishes blueprint for improving competence

A cross-industry group representing more than 150 organisations in the fire and built environment sectors – the Competence Steering Group – has published its blueprint to drive culture change within the industry and to improve competen...


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What the latest coronavirus announcements mean for UK employers

The tightening of measures aimed at preventing a 'second wave' of coronavirus in the UK, announced on 22 September 2020, need to be carefully understood by employers so that they can engage appropriately with staff and operate in a way that avoids...