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The British Cleaning Council reports worries that cleaning staff in healthcare, hospitality and other sectors are facing burn-out due to increased workloads.
As employees return to work following the holidays, many will not be returning to the office as they had previously expected.
St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet stations have been certified by Bureau Veritas for Covid-19 risk management.
Employers should be well placed for the Plan B change, says CIPD.
Employers should consider what extra precautions they should take in the run-up to Christmas, the council says.
Nearly three-quarters of office occupiers expect to transform their workplace design in the next two years.
2020 saw the UK facilities management market hit hard by Covid-19, along with most other business sectors. But how hard?
As companies bring employees back to the office, they are also coming to terms with how to manage varying occupation levels, plus new needs and expectations.
Ipsos MORI’s latest Captains of Industry survey has found most expecting the pandemic to have a lasting impact on how and where people work.
Sodexo has become the sole provider of assisted Covid-19 testing at regional sites as part of the NHS Test and Trace programme.
With more people making their way back to the workplace, academics and H&S experts are warning about ‘sign blindness’, a side-effect of over-exposure to new rules, warnings and safety notices.
Sodexo’s team at Richmond, the American International University in London has received the Rise Safe label from Bureau Veritas.
Responding to the impact of Covid-19, the facilities solutions company has launched a programme of services designed to help businesses make improvements in IAQ.
But new research from the Chartered Management Institute also finds that many people will not return till next spring.
For many, September marked a return to the office. And a shock to the system for many, too.
Two new pieces of guidance on reducing Covid-19 transmission through ventilation and air cleaning technologies have been issued by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
The Building Engineering Services Association has put its weight behind a call from six trade unions to take urgent action over ventilation in schools.
Amey Consulting has been presented with an Initiative of the Year Award by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
A new survey from Acas has found that half of employers in Great Britain expect an increase in demand for flexible forms of working post-pandemic.
Staff may be officially returning to the office, but if employers don’t offer the right working experience 60% will leave or become less motivated, according to new research.
Some 16 months after the Covid-19 pandemic began, it feels like we’ve reached the final stages of grief.
The removal of most Covid restrictions has increased calls for practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
Cignpost ExpressTest has selected the firm to fulfil resourcing needs at Covid-19 testing sites at Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, and retail sites across the UK.
Two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice with the arrival of ‘freedom day’.
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