National survey shows worryingly low awareness of fire door safety

A major survey of 2,000 UK adults in support of Fire Door Safety Week, 25 September – 1 October, has shown an alarming lack of general public awareness of the essential role of fire doors, which are a legal requirement in all commercial, public and multi-occupancy buildings. The research, carried out by IronmongeryDirect which supplies fire door hardware and accessories,…

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CHSA’s Accredited Distributors Demand Conformance from Suppliers 

Membership of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes has increased as distributors joining the Accredited Distributors Scheme demand conformance from their suppliers. The CHSA’s Accredited Distributor Scheme was launched in January this year and already more than 135 distributor members of the Association have been approved for membership.  To become an Accredited Distributor, as well as…

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Andrews Provides Chilled Out Music

Hire of a 50kW chiller coupled to air handling units enabled Andrews Chiller Hire to achieve and maintain the correct temperature within a temporary music rooms at a South East University whilst the main Music Hall underwent major internal renovation.  Achieving the perfect environment ensured students could actively continue on their music degree courses, uninterrupted. Fluctuations in temperature ultimately affect…

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Cloudfm delivers impressive results on new BPP contract

Just months into their partnership with university and professional education providers BPP, Cloudfm is already significantly reducing the FM expenditure of their new client – with a saving of 23.8% on quoted works to date, achieved through the implementation of robust and innovative, industry-leading FM processes. Having previously worked with Cloudfm Consulting to address a number of high-level technical projects,…

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Vertas Group is first FM provider recommended for new ISO standards

Following a successful 16-day audit of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems within the Vertas Group; the East Anglian-based FM provider has been the first of its kind to be recommended by SGS for both ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 accreditations. The audit was carried out by SGS; the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company; who delved into the…

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Energy Minister to address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at 2016 Heat Conference

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for Energy, will address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at the forthcoming Heat Conference. Heat accounts for almost one half of UK energy costs and the cost of heat continues to rise. Britain faces an urgent challenge in transforming how homes, offices and industry are heated; in its recent report Next Steps for UK Heat Policy,…

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Harrow Green features in The Parliamentary Review

Harrow Green has been selected to appear in the 2016 edition of The Parliamentary Review. The Parliamentary Review’s September release is a key fixture in the political calendar. Harrow Green features alongside The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, and a few other outstanding organisations to showcase best practice in their sector. The objective of The Parliamentary…

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Inspiration is key theme at CIBSE Conference

Performance, Inspiration and Aspiration are the keywords behind the 2016 Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as it officially launches this year’s programme. Following on from CIBSE President John Field’s promise to inspire engineers to ‘talk the talk’ and fight for their place at the heart of modern life, this Conference…

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Fleet show helps facilities teams manage company vehicles

Fleet Management LIVE 19-20 October features fleet advice & tips With more and more facilities departments now responsible for managing company vehicle administration, the UK’s biggest professional fleet management event, Fleet Management LIVE, has announced free-to-attend sessions tailored for FMs who are looking for practical advice. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham experts will explore fleet management including Fleet Funding,…

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Biometric security for Shetland construction site

Shetland Facilities Management (SFM) Security have provided Morrison Construction Ltd with a robust access control system utilising the very latest state-of-the-art fingerprint biometric recognition devices for their New Anderson High School and Halls of Residence development at Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. As main contractor for the £56m project, Morrison’s brief for SFM was for an integrated access control system…

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