Do employers need to be concerned about monkeypox?

By Kate Palmer, HR Advice and Consultancy Director at Peninsula Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. It can pass between humans through close intimate contact, household contact or changing the bedding of someone who has it when not wearing appropriate PPE. The Government has issued advice for anyone […]

Safest day of the week to be in the office is a Wednesday

Workers looking for the lowest virus transmission risk day of the week to go into the workplace should go in on a Wednesday according to findings from an Air Quality Index launched by smart building platform Infogrid. The findings show that only a quarter of working days in 2022 have had a ‘low’ virus transmission risk, […]

How to prevent slips and trips in the workplace

By Coral Did you know that the most common cause of non-fatal injuries to employees is slips, trips and falls, on the same level? In fact, it accounts for 29% of all accidents[1]. As such, specifying solutions within a building that can prevent accidents is vital. Indeed, there are many ways to proactively avoid the […]

Winterproof your safety signage and don’t let safety slip

Winter is not the safest season. Slips & falls increase dramatically, especially when working outdoors, or simply walking to an office from the parking lot. When the cold and dark seem to conspire against health and safety, highlight your new safety communication to lower the risks. Discover safety solutions from Brady and make the winter […]

Stay safe in the workplace this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas has begun and, with most festivities cancelled last year, many workplaces will be looking forward to bringing a festive feel to their working environment in 2021. However, it can be easy to forget about health and safety and compliance at this time of year. Dan Lee, Managing Director of phs Compliance, […]

Consolidate your water in, waste out services with one trusted partner

By Metro Rod Covid-19 has placed significant pressure on most industries within the UK, in a variety of different ways. In facilities management specifically, operators are juggling the challenge of managing multiple supply chains with several contact points against a stripped back workforce and budget, and a solution is needed to help them maintain the […]

Do your employees feel safe at your premises?

By Fireco The impact of the virus on society Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists from all over the world have been researching the symptoms, transmission and prevention methods to help us better understand the virus. In the meantime, we have all been following the ‘Hands, Face, Space campaign promoted by the Government in […]

Safe For Work app enables staff to report coronavirus symptoms to employers

Employers can now keep a written record of the daily health status of each employee using a new symptom tracking app. The Safe For Work app, developed by London-based Filter Digital, has been designed to give colleagues working together the reassurance that everyone who is at work, is, in fact, safe to work. It’s available […]

Dirty office desks ‘raising risks of staff illness’

Twenty-eight per cent of telephones, 31% of keyboards and 36% of computer mice are not cleaned at all within the workspace, increasing the risk of Heterotrophic bacteria, E. coli, Helicobacter pylori, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. That’s according to a survey of 650 UK office employees conducted by GCC Facilities Management, which highlights that the items […]

The 5 biggest health and safety compliance challenges facing FM businesses

Health & Safety

By Lucy Atkinson, Business Support Manager, Genilogic The main framework of Health and Safety legislation has remained the same for 45 years in the form of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act, however, business has been far less static.  As the work we undertake in the name of FM becomes more complex, so […]