Facilities Management UK: July 2022 Contents

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phs Becomes World’s First Hygiene Services Company To Offer Sharpsafe Sharps Containers Made From Recycled Materials

phs Becomes World’s First Hygiene Services Company To Offer Sharpsafe Sharps Containers Made From Recycled Materials phs has become the first service provider to offer clients Vernacare’s environmentally-friendly sharps units, made from  up to 100% recycled material.

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BESA Backs Calls For Tougher Ventilation Rules

BESA Backs Calls For Tougher Ventilation Rules The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has given its wholehearted support to a hard-hitting government commissioned report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient through the imposition of higher ventilation standards.

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Sodexo Among The First To Achieve SBTi Validation On Net-Zero Target For UK Business

Sodexo Among The First To Achieve SBTi Validation On Net-Zero Target For UK Business Sodexo’s near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as the business prioritises decarbonisation to reach net-zero emissions and reduce its impact on climate change.

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Pareto FM Lands Place On £35 Billion Government Framework

Pareto FM Lands Place On £35 Billion Government Framework Leading facilities services provider, Pareto Facilities Management, has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service Facilities Management & Workplace Services framework (RM6232). Pareto FM was successful in winning a place in Lot 1(a), Lot 1(b), Lot 3(a) and Lot 3(b). This will entitle Pareto to tender on individual contracts worth up to a value of £10m per annum each, depending on the Lot.

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Award Win For Project Designed To Underpin World-Class Vaccine, Cell And Gene Therapy Manufacturing Capability

Award Win For Project Designed To Underpin World-Class Vaccine, Cell And Gene Therapy Manufacturing Capability Global data centre and critical infrastructure specialists Keysource, in association with Swiss-based UPS manufacturer CENTIEL have been named as winners of the Edge Project of the Year at the DCS Awards 2022 DCS Awards Voting. 

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Two Awards In One Day For Floorbrite!

Two Awards In One Day For Floorbrite! The Floorbrite Group are proud to have won the Green World Ambassadors Award and The International CSR Excellence Awards for 2022 – receiving both awards in the same day. The company takes great pride in making Floorbrite as green and sustainable as possible and at the same time caring for their community.

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Facilities Management: Navigating The Future

Facilities Management: Navigating The Future James Carver, MD at leading workspace cleaning and hygiene firm, Office Space Cleaning Facilities Management (OSCFM), discusses the future of Facilities Management.

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Keep Office Culture Alive With Clever Interior Design

Keep Office Culture Alive With Clever Interior Design By Ollie Plastow of Consensus Workspace. 

Hybrid working looks here to stay. We have seen a huge cultural shift over the last two years when it comes to work, with less time spent on commuting and meetings, and more time spent focusing on work and wellbeing.

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TASKI Launches The All New ULTIMAXX Range Of Smart Scrubber Drier Cleaning Machines

TASKI Launches The All New ULTIMAXX Range Of Smart Scrubber Drier Cleaning Machines Driven by smart and intelligent technological advances, the ULTIMAXX 1900 scrubber is the first model of the range and sets a new benchmark for walk behind scrubber driers. Ultra-efficiency, smart technology and intelligent predictive service solutions ensures your machine is never out of the game.

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Using Energy Storage To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Using Energy Storage To Reduce Carbon Footprint “Switching to renewable energy is no longer just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Energy storage forms a vital link in the transition to net zero, increasing a building’s access to renewably sourced energy, reducing carbon emissions and delivering on ESG.” Says Carlton Cummins, co-founder and CTO of clean technology firm Aceleron.

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PTSG Praised For Successful Project Completion At Heathrow

PTSG Praised For Successful Project Completion At Heathrow Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a specialist fire solutions project at Heathrow Airport in London.

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Designing A Future-Proof Workplace

Designing A Future-Proof Workplace By William Poole-Wilson, founder and managing director, WILL+Partners.

With a recent study revealing 75% of Londoners vow to never go back to the office full-time, some form of hybrid working looks like it’s here to stay. A new era of work means a shift in the relationship between worker and workplace.

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Clearing The Air: The Importance Of Clean Air

Clearing The Air: The Importance Of Clean Air By Mark Bouldin, Clean Air Expert at Johnson Controls.

The importance of clean air is finally being recognised. A new clean air law is starting in parliament as a tribute to nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah who died from asthma induced by air pollution. The bill would establish a right to clean air, and set up a commission to oversee government actions and progress – but could more be done?

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Efficiency And Best Practice In FM Procurement Introducing The NEC4 Facilities Management Contracts

Getting Started With The NEC4 Facilities Management Contracts NEC’s new suite of Facilities Management Contracts (FMC) enables the appointment of a service provider for a period of time to manage and provide a service. Developed with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) the new suite of contracts looks to improve the procurement and delivery processes within the Facilities Management industry.

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Indoor Air Quality - Its Importance In The Rise Of The Smart Office

Indoor Air Quality - Its Importance In The Rise Of The Smart Office Post Covid-19 pandemic, organisations which rely on any extent on a workforce being 'in-situ', are looking to future-proof their operations, strategies and working practises to minimise the impact of future 'out-breaks', variants and airborne viral transmissions.

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Safe And Secure: Protecting EV Charge Points

Safe And Secure: Protecting EV Charge Points As the government pushes forward with its plans for an electric vehicle (EV) future, Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager at Brandsafe, considers the necessity of protecting charge point installations from impact damage.

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Ensuring Compliant Fire-Rated Downlights

Ensuring Compliant Fire-Rated Downlights The rules around recessed lights are complex and the result is that not all products on the market are truly compliant. Here, Anthony Parkinson, Technical Manager at Ansell Lighting, offers advice to ensure you select the correct fire rated downlight for the right ceiling type in your facility.

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Smart Buildings Need Smart Networks

Smart Buildings Need Smart Networks By Chris Dyke, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Allied Telesis.

Today’s buildings can do more for us than ever before, and they should. By improving satisfaction for tenants or employees, smart buildings can increase staff retention and maximise occupancy, helping ensure ROI for landlords. Add the role that smart buildings play in the reduction of greenhouse emissions, and the case for them is strong.

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Lighting Oxford's First New Secondary School For 60 Years

Lighting Oxford's First New Secondary School For 60 years After sixty years, residents in Oxford were delighted to welcome a brand-new school to ease some of the strain on the town’s educational resources.

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The Benefits Of Smart Fire Protection

The Benefits Of Smart Fire Protection The role of the facilities manager is wide and varied but conventionally it is based around the physical infrastructure of a building, ensuring it is running effectively and identifying areas where greater efficiencies and cost-savings can be made.

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Computer-Aided Facilities Management As The Key To Agility

Computer-Aided Facilities Management As The Key To Agility Insight from Karl Breeze, CEO at Matrix Booking.

The role of a Facility Manager has become a whole lot more complicated over the past couple of years. Digital technologies are changing the way real estate functions and facilities are used, and workplace professionals’ ability to keep up with these changes is critical to the overall success of an organisation.

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Take A Leap Of Faith

Take A Leap Of Faith By Aaron Oddy, Sales Engineer at Centiel UK.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) protect critical loads from the effects of power outages or interruptions. However, nothing is ever 100% risk free and every site is unique with its own requirements.

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Powering On Together

Powering On Together YorPower and PPSPower – both highly respected names in the generator and UPS industry – have always operated as separate entities, despite being part of the same group. PPSPower is best known for providing reliable maintenance solutions for both generators and UPS units. YorPower operates nationally and internationally to manufacture, install and commission generators to provide back-up and prime power solutions for its wide-ranging customers.

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