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Preparing to reopen your business after lockdown: health and safety must come first

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on that some lockdown restrictions will be lifted and those that cannot work from home should be encouraged to return to work, certain businesses will be preparing to reopen. But, occupational heal...


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Back to the office after lockdown – but do employees want to return?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that those who are unable to work from home should now be encouraged to go back to work, so it seems we are on the – albeit slow – road to the return to the office. But, have these last few we...


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Government to release guidance to get people back to work

The government is expected to release a series of papers this week that will lay out how it plans to safely and gradually restart the economy. Last week it invited businesses, trade bodies, unions and other workers representatives to offer their v...


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COVID-19 crisis: cyber security advice for building owners and facilities managers

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) have produced guidance on managing potential security risks associated with building management systems and other IoT building ...


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Returning to work from lockdown – preparing your workplace and workforce

Over the next few weeks, as certain restrictions are lifted and some people start to return to work, building managers will be putting in place various measures to reassure inhabitants that their working environments are safe. Businesses will be ...


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HSE assembles specialist unit to support UK’s coronavirus response

Britain’s workplace regulator has assembled a team of specialists to assist the Government’s national effort to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care workers fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sup...