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New Model Leads The Way To Safe Social Distancing

Social distancing signLancaster University is spearheading a unique, automated, social distancing and way-finding model for businesses preparing to re-open safely in the post-pandemic recovery.

Uncertain Supply And Exceptional Demand: Book Now For CHSA Webinar

How do I manage my business with uncertain supply and exceptional demand?

Manufacturers and distributors to share their experiences in CHSA webinar.

Demand is exceptional. Essential products are scarce. Scrabbling to get the sanitisers, wipes and PPE they need, buyers are turning to online profiteers promising the impossible.

Foamstream Wages Urban War On Covid-19

A climbing frame being cleaned by FoamstreamLittle did we know back in March how long the lockdown was going to last or what lay ahead in our fight to contain the life-threatening virus, Covid-19. And although lockdown continues, there have been relaxations in the restrictions which means an increase in the movement of people through urban and public places. This has made it more important than ever to ensure that public spaces are safe, with governments doing everything possible to prevent the transmission of the virus.

Three Quarters Of Fire Doors Failed Inspections In 2019

  • Fire Door Inspection Scheme logo76% of fire doors inspected were condemned as not fit for purpose
  • Top three reasons for failure: excessive gaps, smoke sealing issues and poorly adjusted door closers
  • 16% of the doors inspected were not fire doors

"If it sounds too good to be true, it is” – advice from the CHSA on false claims

Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) logoAs the lockdown in the UK begins to lift, organisations need to clean and keep clean offices, shops, and all other public spaces. The advice from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is to be cautious of extraordinary claims for products – “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.

Three Major Fires In 24 Hours: At A Time Of Covid-19 Are We Forgetting How Destructive Fires Can Be?

British Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) logoWith three large building fires in 24 hours, the impact and devastation caused by fire continues to remind us just how vulnerable to fire so many buildings are with the consequences far-reaching. The Covid-19 crisis may well dominate our minds and is the top of the agenda for businesses wanting to get back to work, but as they return to work the vulnerabilities to fire are exposed. It rightly challenges us to ask: why are so many companies vulnerable to such large fires with largely unprotected building stocks?

UK FM market: Cleaning, and workplace and management on the rise as businesses get ready to reopen their doors

RICS logoRICS UK FM Market Survey, May 2020

  • Second RICS UK FM survey shows demand for FM across healthcare seeing strong growth, retail falls
  • One-third of respondents predict that less than 60% of workers will return to the workplace
  • Cleaning as well as workplace and relocation management expected to be fastest growing areas in the year ahead and most investment placed in data analytics and connectivity
  • Sustainability most important factor in tender process

British Safety Council & Mates in Mind

British Safety Council logoEveryone should have the right to live with dignity and free from fear, whoever they are or wherever they live

“We all need to work together to ensure that injustice for ethnic and minority groups is a thing of the past” says British Safety Council Chief Executive

ASFP To Partner With The British Coatings Federation For Its Administrative Services

British Coatings Federation Head QuartersHaving spent the last forty years running its administrative operations via the offices of Association Group Management Ltd in Bordon, Hampshire, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is to appoint the British Coatings Federation (BCF) as its new secretariat service provider. This will involve transferring the ASFP’s entire secretariat and administration function to the BCF’s headquarters in Coventry commencing in June with the aim of completing in late-summer 2020.

International Safety Award for Sodexo’s Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust staff

Oxford Road Campus - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, close up of directorySodexo’s health and safety team at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised in the British Safety Council 2020 International Safety Awards.

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