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Welcome 2019 and what might you have in store for us?

It only seems like yesterday I was getting ready for Christmas and yet now it has not only passed but we are into 2019 too.

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Air Quality - A ‘step’ in the right direction…

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently approved the outline of a special report ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’.

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BREXIT - Health and safety chess, draughts or Chequers?

With the political conference season over and just under 6 months to our departure from the European Union, where might health and safety be come April 2019?

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Good asbestos management relies on good information

It has recently come to light that gaskets made by a UK company between 2006 and 2011 contained asbestos. The company was not at fault and an HSE investigation cleared them of any blame.

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Gauze for thought – HSE issues warning over asbestos containing mats

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently released information indicating schools – as well as potentially other users - have been supplied with metal gauze mats (typically used on tripods over Bunsen burners) which contain asbestos.

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PASsing on the health and wellbeing agenda

The recently released code of practice, PAS 3002, is a timely addition to our thinking on health and wellbeing, as well as continuing the indoor environment quality (IEQ) debate.

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The end for sustainability?

Sustainability will end shortly.

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New sentencing guidelines for manslaughter

The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales and will come into force in courts on 1st November 2018.

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New sentencing guideline for manslaughter

The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales and will come into force in courts on 1st November 2018.

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Is there Legionella lurking in your garden water butt?

For all you budding gardeners out there you may have read in the press about catching Legionnaires' disease in this current hot weather from your water butts (for those of you that actually have water in your water butts!), anything that contains standing water can potentially grow Legionella and aerosol can spread the bacteria – so if you have a pump in your water butt be aware (also consider your hose pipe too).

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BIFM Sustainability in FM survey – Giving back to give back

The annual BIFM Sustainability in FM survey remains the most enduring evaluation of trends and influences in our marketplace and the 2018 survey is now live and waiting for your feedback.

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The WELL Building Standard - Emperor’s new clothes, or a new useable wardrobe?

The majority of individuals within the property and FM industry are now aware of the WELL Building Standard. It has been a hot topic over the last year, and interest doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

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