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Facilities Management UK: May 2020 Contents


Protect Home Workers

Protect Home Workers

Advice from the Health and Safety Executive

As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers.

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Prioritising Health: Upholding Facility Hygiene

Prioritising Health: Upholding Facility Hygiene

By Lee Hatwell, Director at Munday + Cramer.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, effective facilities management has never been so vital. Whilst many facilities face closures, this isn’t possible for everyone and many also have to keep their doors open.

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COVID-19 and its impact on the FM role

COVID-19 and its impact on the FM role

What are the current challenges of setting up the new remote workforce? Will this new way of working completely change the way we work forever? Will the growing number of people working from home affect the role and responsibilities of the FM?

By Angela Love, director at Active Workplace Solutions.

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Coronavirus: Can A Tenant End Their Commercial Property Lease?

Coronavirus: Can A Tenant End Their Commercial Property Lease?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, commercial property owners are attempting to navigate unprecedented challenges – with landlords becoming increasingly concerned about how the outbreak is likely to impact their business.

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CHSA Appoints New Secretary As It Says Heartfelt Thank You To Linda Belcher

CHSA Appoints New Secretary As It Says Heartfelt Thank You To Linda Belcher

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), is saying a heartfelt thank you to Linda Belcher who has stepped down as the Association’s Secretary after many years of service.

Lorraine Francis, who has a strong track record in managing membership organsiations, has been appointed to succeed Linda in running the Secretariat.

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Floorbrite Decontamination & Sanitisation Services

Floorbrite Decontamination & Sanitisation Services

Due to the international Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, The Floorbrite Group understand that increased cleaning and sanitisation measures are a priority in the workplace. In response, we are offering additional services which can be completed as part of your own Covid-19 prevention measures.

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Alone But Not Forgotten… Lone Worker Safety

Alone But Not Forgotten… Lone Worker Safety

By Craig Swallow, Lone Worker Section Chairman, BSIA

A wide variety of organisations and industry sectors employ people whose jobs require them to work or operate alone, either regularly or occasionally. Lone working has been widely accepted within our society and as the definition of a lone worker broadens, more and more people are needing solution.

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Why Coronavirus Could Challenge Hotdesking – And Change The Future Of The Workplace

Why Coronavirus Could Challenge Hotdesking – And Change The Future Of The Workplace

Experts say businesses may have to compromise to help employees to feel comfortable in the office

By Ashley Lawrence, Head of Interiors at Crown Workspace

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Are You Secure In A Pandemic?

Are You Secure In A Pandemic?

Covid-19 has blazed into 2020 crisscrossing the world, causing amok wherever it goes. We’re now all in a global lockdown as government’s stand side-by-side with medics and scientists in the fight against the pandemic. The effects of such a devastating disease are far reaching, but for FM Managers the implications on a building’s security are alarming. Darren Hyde, MD, VIP Security Services gives us his thoughts and top tips on how to cope with the crisis.

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Why It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Fingerprint Scanners

Why It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Fingerprint Scanners

By David Orme, Senior Vice President, IDEX Biometrics ASA

How often has your workplace sanitised its fingerprint scanner, office door pin pad or access gates before now? I’d imagine the answer is: not very often.

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Security And Arson Protection Advice For Building And Business Owners And Insurers

Security And Arson Protection Advice For Building And Business Owners And Insurers

A Free Guide To Managing The Risk During The COVID-19 Outbreak

In these unprecedented times, as the UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association is offering businesses its wealth of knowledge and advice. 

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An end to the office as we know it?

An end to the office as we know it?

What recent designs might suggest for the post-COVID office

By Richard Hyams, Director of astudio

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Legacy Louvre Product Restored For The Modern World

Legacy Louvre Product Restored For The Modern World

New products generally mean new technology. Imagine then that an invention of the 1940’s could be the best choice, top performing product in its field when it is re-launched, without any enhancements, today? A simple, engineered product made to fine tolerances, providing control and diffusion of sun, heat, light and air. Sometimes, the simplest products are the best.

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Keep Heating Systems Safe With Preventative Maintenance

Keep Heating Systems Safe With Preventative Maintenance

Andy Green, Technical Director at Baxi Heating, offers advice on how to protect the heating system through a building lockdown.

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Zumtobel - Has Everything You Need For The Perfectly Lit Workspace

Zumtobel - Has Everything You Need For The Perfectly Lit Workspace

The work environment can impact on a person’s performance in a number of different ways from effects that damage health, to effects that reduce the individual’s ability to perform a task. When considering lighting, a number of factors need to be taken into consideration such as colour, contrast, glare and more.

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Lanes Teams Support NHS Response To Coronavirus

Lanes Teams Support NHS Response To Coronavirus

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have supported the creation of the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) to treat patients, if necessary, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Lockout During Lockdown

Lockout During Lockdown

With the recent increase in flexible working, facilities managers are seeing lower occupancy levels in properties across the country. Colin Campbell, Managing Director of Codelocks, talks about what this means for security – and how access control technology can help facilities managers at this time.

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Adapting Spaces For Short-Term Use

Adapting Spaces For Short-Term Use

By Roger Moore, EU Technical Services Manager, Altro

With unprecedented demand on health and care services, robust solutions for adapting spaces quickly for high intensity use have become vitally important. Altro’s Technical Services Team are answering a wide range of questions about selecting floor and wall solutions that are up to the task – we wanted to share some of our experience and knowledge in this area.

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Following in the footsteps of the UK Plastics Pact

Following in the footsteps of the UK Plastics Pact

Updates from The UK Plastics Pact annual report show progress in the fight against single-use plastic, but how can others follow in their footsteps? Andrea Falco provides comment on how businesses can continue the good work.

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Sika Sarnafil Protects UK’S First Dedicated Centre For Stroke And Dementia Research

Sika Sarnafil Protects UK’S First Dedicated Centre For Stroke And Dementia Research

Sika Sarnafil’s single ply roofing membrane has been installed on the UK’s first dedicated centre for stroke and dementia research at the University of Oxford, providing a long lasting waterproofing solution for this impressive building.

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