Hilclare offers extended lighting solutions for hazardous areas

Following the growth in demand for specialist lighting in areas where there is a high risk of contamination and combustion, Hilclare – the Manchester-based commercial lighting supplier and official UK distributor for the world-renowned Sammode lighting – has widened its range of Sammode branded impervious luminaires and light fittings. Sammode products are well-known for their durability, reliability and high performance.…

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‘Best Practice’ in multi-occupancy buildings made simple

‘Best practice’ guidelines for accessibility provision within multi occupancy buildings have been updated, and extended in their remit. To help specifiers and developers get it right, a new white paper has been published. Provision of Assisted Accessible Toilet Facilities/Changing Places in Multi-Occupancy Buildings, has been produced by Closomat, the UK’s leading provider of such bathrooms and washrooms. The paper simplifies…

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Ecolighting upgrades Debenhams warehouse to LED lighting

Ecolighting UK has recently been specified for the new LED lighting at the Debenhams warehouse in Peterborough to upgrade the previous fluorescent systems. Debenhams, a multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of over 240 stores across 27 countries, decided to increase the overall capacity of its fulfilment services at one of its distribution centres in Peterborough.…

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Facilities recycling redesigned by Method

Method have redesigned recycling to make your space even more effective. They are the makers of visible, flexible and beautiful recycling bins, found globally in large facilities such as the Sydney Cricket Ground, the University of Melbourne, the Bank of New Zealand, and more. Co-founders Steven and India Korner spent three years mastering Method’s award-winning products and recyclable packaging –…

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Drowned in data or the path to productivity?

Digitisation isn’t always the path to greater productivity, but Winter Gritting and Grounds Maintenance specialists GRITIT argue that keeping things human-centric is the key to successful evolution. Evolution teaches us that all businesses need to adapt to survive. This is considered a self-evident truth, but it’s easy to forget that evolution is also the story of many, many failed attempts.…

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Energy efficient make-up air should be on everyone’s menu

An increasing number of commercial buildings require improved ventilation – often to create a cleaner atmosphere that meets health and safety and COSHH requirements, or simply to provide a more comfortable environment for employees. Danny Packham European product Manager – Warm Air and radiant for Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd explains the developments in make-up air heating solutions to meet…

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UPS systems boost Mercury Recycling

Leading Lamp and Battery recycler Mercury Recycling has seen a substantial rise in the volume of batteries collected and treated at its Trafford Park facility in Manchester over the last 3 years. Payments made to Facilities Management and Electrical Maintenance companies for Lead based batteries and Uninterruptible Power Systems have also increased significantly more recently. Over the last 12 months…

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Reducing H&S risks with fall protection systems

Risks are inherent in many occupations, but for those working at height, the stakes are significantly higher. Berenice Northcott, Managing Director of rope access specialist Access North Structures, explores why fall protection systems are invaluable for enhancing safety standards. Health and safety is of utmost importance within any industry. But for those employed within the construction and maintenance sector, elevated…

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Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its prominent role in rail engineering and maintenance, the college occupies 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, with specialist…

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