Legionella: warmer weather, greater risk?

The effects of climate change continue to hit the headlines as we move into our fourth month of above average temperatures, with predictions of an Indian summer being reported. Warm weather and hot summer holidays, quite naturally, see an increased use of many water applications. Air conditioning units and associated cooling towers, for example, are in greater demand in the…

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Preparing for the health and safety challenges ahead

10th Annual Conference 2018 – Health and safety in uncertain times 14 November 2018 One of the major events in the health & safety calendar is fast approaching. The British Safety Council is holding its 10th Annual Conference ‘Health and safety in uncertain times’ on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at Congress Centre, London. This year’s conference speakers will prepare delegates…

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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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Celebrating health and safety heroes

Health and Safety Champions, Employee Wellbeing Initiatives and Health and Safety Innovations are shortlisted for International Safety Awards 2018 Recognising individual contributions to keeping workers and workplaces healthy and safe every day, the British Safety Council will be presenting two special individual awards at the Gala Dinner of the International Safety Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on…

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RoboGrit and dilemmas in digitisation

Facilities management won’t escape the rise of the robots, but the experts at winter maintenance specialists GRITIT are actively working towards a future where man and machine will work together in harmony. It’s a few hours before dawn on a crisp clear morning. The car park lies in low valley and, even though a frost hadn’t been predicted by the…

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Gripple Presents Next Generation of Wire Rope Suspension Solutions

The construction products innovator, Gripple has developed in-house a complete solution for the installation, in all applications, of HVAC, mechanical and plumbing services, also delivering increased speed, higher load performance and easier adjustment. Replacing the Gripple Trapeze and Trapeze Plus products, the UniGrip combines their functionality and best features and adds to them. With three models, UniGrip boasts an increased…

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Taking a stand for public health – Bulk soap is a proven risk

Washroom hygiene has come a long way in recent years, helped by advances in technology and design. Mike Sullivan, Managing Director for GOJO Industries-Europe, explains how the latest systems can help achieve even higher hygiene standards. Advances in terms of technology and materials have the power to change many aspects of our lives. History is littered with landmark moments when…

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Why Facilities Management Health and Safety is getting a digital makeover

David Davies, Managing Director, Checkit Digital technology has helped to streamline and modernise many public sector departments and tasks, from finance to HR. Gains range from removing time-consuming processes and cutting manual errors, to improving real-time control of operations. Facilities management teams can also benefit by going digital, with technology helping to transform the way organisations meet their Health and…

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