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Local authority highlighting the need to keep COVID-19 secure

The City of London Corporation, our Primary Authority partners have issued a press release urging businesses to “keep following the rules to stop rise in COVID infections”.

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Time to help sustain sustainability in FM

The events of the last year have undoubtedly sparked change in organisation’s attitudes on management, capabilities and compliance. One thing that hasn’t changed however, is the need for your organisation to be sustainable, from a workplace, marketplace and community perspective, as well as that of environmentally.

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Keeping the focus on compliance

As the last couple of months have progressed, one of the most common themes I am seeing (as well as suffering from) is getting increasingly busy. I thought this was the case up to April, but was very much mistaken there it seems.

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“I’m not sure about going back to the office…”

Spring has well and truly sprung, and lockdown restrictions continue to ease - it is starting to feel that things are slowly moving back towards some sort of normality, whatever that means!

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Reopening your food business during the COVID-19 pandemic

Under the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions, from the 12th April 2021 hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants can serve customers outdoors. This can include shelters, marquees and other structures with a roof providing that at least 50% of the area of their walls are always open, whilst in use.

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COSHH! Our Transition from the EU is going WEL…

Issued today (25th March 2021) the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced information on setting workplace exposure limits (WELs) in Great Britain (GB) following the end of the EU Transition Period.

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ABI (The Association of British Insurers) extend home insurance enhanced help and support

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have again extended the “enhanced help and support to all their customers who may be affected by the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)”.

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Perissology – H&S policies conveying the right message

Listening to a Radio 4 podcast this weekend I came across a new word for me – perissology. How exciting, that’s the word I need to highlight why people need to simplify their health and safety policies. Then on second thoughts, perhaps not.

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Back to School

Like many parents, I am pleased that my children will be returning to school, yet apprehensive about their, and consequently our family’s exposure to such a high volume of others in a restricted space. I imagine that this is typical of parents across the country.  

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New Chief Inspector of Buildings appointed by HSE

As a consequence of the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster and recommendations in the ‘Building a Safer Future’ report produced by Dame Judith Hackitt, the government requested the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to establish a new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

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A workplace is not to be feared, we just need to manage it effectively

As we move further into 2021, lockdown 3.0 has brought new concerns to our society - rising death rates, new variants, suicide, mental health incidents increasing, job losses mounting, NHS under pressure - the list goes on.

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HSE launch new App

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have just launched the “official HSE health and safety mobile app.”

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