The Engineering and Computing building will leverage the benefits of the partnership between Schneider Electric and Planon
Coventry University has partnered with Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Planon, the specialist in workplace management systems to upgrade its Engineering and Computing Building. The work will help to effectively future proof the building, improving sustainability, asset resilience and occupant experience, while reducing operational costs.
Provisional data released by the Health and Safety Executive shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20 (113) was low compared to other recent years.
- 50% of UK workers feel pressured by their bosses to return to unfit workplaces despite almost half (49%) revealing they are more productive working from home.
- Almost two thirds (61%) claim little has changed in their place of work, with a third (31%) struggling to perform basic tasks in the office as the ‘new normal’ begins.
- IWFM urges businesses to do more to support hybrid working, or risk losing talent.
Ahead of the lifting of the government’s work from home guidance, research from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) warns that half (50%) of UK workers are being pressured to return to unfit office spaces by their bosses. Of those who feel pressured to return, almost half (49%) feel they are now more productive working from home than in the office. This was significantly higher amongst younger workers, with 50% of 18-34 year olds compared to 40% of those aged 55 and over.
Many large businesses have confirmed that they will approach with caution returning staff to the office, despite the government lifting of final Covid restrictions in England from Monday, July 19th.
- Survey reveals that 84% of respondents want to return to workplace once vaccinated and 75% report that their company has maintained its offices through the pandemic
- Distraction, isolation and inability to unplug from work cited as greatest disadvantages of home working
- Survey highlights “Worker Wishlist” of key steps to improve confidence in return to work
New research from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has revealed the growing health and wellbeing impacts of continued home working, as the UK awaits the final stage of lockdown easing. The survey additionally reveals a steady return to the office is now underway, with the majority of workers eager to return to their workplace once vaccinated.
- More than half (52%) of British employees currently working from home (WFH) are ready to return to the office, with 43% admitting to WFH fatigue
- Over a third (35%) are still concerned that their offices are not COVID secure
- Better ventilation systems, increased cleaning regimes, and technology like ultraviolet disinfection systems and desk booking apps are all on the list of measures employees want to see in their workplaces
With COVID-19 restrictions set to end on July 19, more than half (52%) of British people currently working from home say they are ready to return to the office, but more than a third (35%) are still concerned their offices aren’t COVID secure, according to new research from Mitie 1.
Westgrove Group, a fast growing facilities management company based in Warrington, Cheshire, has secured funding of £6m from Independent Growth Finance (IGF).
The Lighting Industry Association are delighted to announce that Bob Bohannon has joined the management team in the role of Head of Academy and Policy.