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The April 2021 issue of

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Facilities Management UK: April 2021 Contents

COVID-Proofing And The Dangerous De-Prioritisation Of Fire Safety

COVID-Proofing And The Dangerous De-Prioritisation Of Fire Safety By Peter Lackey, Fire Manager, Johnson Controls.

While most of us know somebody who has been robbed, few know people who have been directly impacted by fire. It goes without saying that this is a positive, but it has led to a blasé attitude among many – which in itself is a danger.

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The BBP Responds To The UK Government’s Ambitious Plans To Introduce A New Performance Based Energy Rating Scheme For Commercial Buildings

The BBP Responds To The UK Government’s Ambitious Plans To Introduce A New Performance Based Energy Rating Scheme For Commercial Buildings The BBP welcomes the publication of proposals by BEIS to introduce a national performance-based policy framework for rating the energy and carbon performance of commercial and industrial buildings above 1,000m2 in England & Wales.

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Powerful Business Case For Air Quality

Powerful Business Case For Air Quality Improving air quality is not just the right thing to do in terms of public health but will also have a significant impact on business profitability and productivity, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

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Front Line Guarding Staff Risks Remain – Despite Lockdown Easing

Front Line Guarding Staff Risks Remain – Despite Lockdown Easing As previously closed facilities prepare to reopen post-lockdown Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), warns that out-sourced security staffing requires careful management in the interests of safety and security of assets.

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Utilising Technology to Assist A Safe Re-Opening

Utilising Technology to Assist A Safe Re-Opening Steven Dullaert, Managing Director at Technological Innovations Group (TIG), EMEA sales agency for premium tech brands that integrate harmoniously to form superior smart spaces.

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Could Remote Monitoring be the Answer to Legionella Prevention?

Could Remote Monitoring be the Answer to Legionella Prevention? By Uwe Klatt, Vice President of Sales at Disruptive Technologies.

Legionella prevention is one of the many ongoing concerns that facilities managers have to deal with. In normal circumstances, when offices, schools, hotels and shops are occupied and busy, it’s something that needs to be monitored but that will largely take care of itself.

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Toseco - Electronic Toilet Seat Cover Dispenser

Toseco - Electronic Toilet Seat Cover Dispenser WCHYGIENE LTD has developed this innovative product which enables any facilitator or operator of a restroom facility to provide their customers with a cutting edge option in regards to their hygiene and usage of the rest room facility.

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European Supply Chain Firm Acquires Tissues Business To Grow Its Presence In The UK

European Supply Chain Firm Acquires Tissues Business To Grow Its Presence In The UK An Italian-based producer of machine glazed (MG) paper and products that specialises in the supply of toilet tissue, roll and hand towels and hygiene rolls to facilities managers at hospitals, schools, hotels and restaurants has acquired a British manufacturer of disposable tissue products to grow its presence in the UK.

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New Sanitation Solutions from Tork® Tackle Washroom Hygiene Concerns in the Workplace

New Sanitation Solutions from Tork® Tackle Washroom Hygiene Concerns in the Workplace Hygiene has never been a more crucial factor to safe and efficient operating in manufacturing facilities. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a heightened focus on achieving elevated hygiene standards across the industry has brought new attention to cleaning protocols and resources for the workplace. In particular, ideal handwashing practices and the use of washrooms by workers have been under scrutiny.

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Blended Energy – Five Important Considerations For Facilities Managers

Blended Energy – Five Important Considerations For Facilities Managers With commercial energy prices rising and grid insecurity an increasing concern, blended energy programmes are becoming ever-more commonplace for businesses nationwide. Here, Tim Broadhurst, CCO at CooperOstlund, gives his advice for companies considering combined heat and power (CHP) technology to generate energy on-site.

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The Future Of Contract Cleaning And Waste Management In 2021

 The Future Of Contract Cleaning And Waste Management In 2021 By Nina Wyers, Marketing Director at The Floorbrite Group.

The contract cleaning and FM market is highly competitive and increasingly focused on green solutions, therefore new innovation that provides environmentally sustainable solutions, improves speed, efficiency and - most importantly keeps standards high - is highly prized.

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The Floorbrite Group's Waste Management Case Study
ESB Carrington Powerstation

The Floorbrite Group's Waste Management Case Study – ESB Carrington Powerstation The Floorbrite Group were successfully chosen by ESB Carrington Power following a Tender process, to provide services including cleaning, washroom, waste management and removals.

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UK’s Blueprint For The World’s First Low-Carbon Industrial Sector

UK’s Blueprint For The World’s First Low-Carbon Industrial Sector The UK government has announced an ambitious blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector and over £1 billion to cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals.

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Building Transformations Made Easy

Building Transformations Made Easy Over time, all buildings deteriorate. This is due to factors such as age, environment, dirt and debris, and severe weather. Therefore, it’s crucial to check over the exterior of your premises regularly as part of your maintenance inspections. That way, if you identify a problem, you can take action sooner rather than later. Left alone, problems become much more serious, expensive, and difficult to solve.

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Is Moving Offices Out Of City Centres Good Or Bad For Sustainability?

Is Moving Offices Out Of City Centres Good Or Bad For Sustainability? Businesses across the UK are considering whether it is time to leave the city centre and move to offices on the edge of town or to rural areas where there is more space for social distancing and a less stressful commute. But is the new trend good or bad for sustainability?

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PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd – Protecting People, Property And Places

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd – Protecting People, Property And Places PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd is the newest and fastest-growing of the Group’s four business divisions.

PTSG provides a full range of fire prevention and suppression systems and tailored security systems for a whole range of public and private buildings.

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The Future Of Work Is Hybrid With A Firm Focus On The Employee

The Future Of Work Is Hybrid With A Firm Focus On The Employee Worker-centric workplaces, digital and sustainability enablement, health and wellness will shape the new future of work.

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Why Now Is The Time To Ramp Up Your Organisation’s Sustainability Agenda

Why Now Is The Time To Ramp Up Your Organisation’s Sustainability Agenda If your environmental ambitions have slipped lately, your business is not alone. But Philip Walter, Chief Operating Officer of Bailie Group – a 158-year-old progressive family-owned firm of communications specialists – says it’s high time to get serious about net zero, with facilities managers leading the way.

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Reopening Retail: How Digital Twin Technology Enables Social Distancing And Safe Shopping

Reopening Retail: How Digital Twin Technology Enables Social Distancing And Safe Shopping The coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a catalyst for a seismic change across the business world. The retail industry felt the effects of COVID-19 more than most, with non-essential brick-and-mortar stores closed as lockdowns forced shoppers to stay at home.

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New EV Charge Point Protection And Safety Solutions From Brandsafe

New EV Charge Point Protection And Safety Solutions From Brandsafe Improved levels of protection for electric vehicle (EV) charge points installed in warehouse and distribution centre car parks are provided by a new range of high-performance solutions from Brandsafe, the UK impact protection equipment specialist.

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 New Zumtobel nBox – The Best Things Come In Small Packages!

New Zumtobel nBox – The Best Things Come In Small Packages! At just 30cm x 40cm, Zumtobel’s new nBox is one of the smallest central battery systems on the market and it effortlessly outshines comparable, larger systems. With 48V functional extra low voltage, state-of-the-art communication technologies and handy apps, the nBox offers a sleek, simple and functional design with modern technology incorporated in one of the most compact housings available.

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