Information security: the new battle ground for building managers

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Many of us will have seen the report this week about two researchers who managed to hack into the systems of new cars made by Fiat Chrysler and, through the cars’ entertainment systems, take control of various systems including the GPS and brakes.With the advent of the 'internet of things' - where all aspects of the home and workplace are interconnected - a single breach or point of failur...

HSE releases annual workplace fatalities statistics

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The HSE last week released its provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces, revealing 142 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2014 and March 2015 (a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers). This compares to last year’s all-time low of 136 (0.45 fatalities per 100,000 workers). The results show small change from previous years,...

Professionalising FM: How an innovative partnership approach can benefit employee wellbeing

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The issues One in five employees across the UK regularly works unpaid overtime, while over half of those working at managerial level admit to working (often remotely) during their annual leave. The introduction of mobile data devices has meant the line between work and leisure time has become blurred, making it all the more difficult for many people to achieve a healthy work-life balance....

Commercial architecture: Five innovative office designs

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When it comes to office design, bigger isn’t necessarily better. An impressive interior isn’t the result of a spacious environment, but rather a creative and individualistic design. As businesses strive to become more forward-thinking, they’re looking closer to home in a quest to modernise their brands – and this starts with the office space. Industries are competing to create an environm...