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A procurement framework to help public sector organisations access technology that supports social distancing in the workplace has been launched.
The new offer aims to support strategy development for a post-Covid environment, while building for a resilient and sustainable future.
The pilot, to evaluate the effectiveness of testing for people without symptoms of the virus who work in high-contact professions, is underway now.
The UK's lockdown months have inspired individuals and businesses to think harder about the environment, according new research.
Design and engineering consultancy Arcadis has been awarded £50,000 to help in developing advice on the return to work.
Bartlett Mitchell has launched a web-based Covid Info Hub, a portal providing access to support and information ahead of the reopening of the hospitality sector.
New research commissioned by IWFM has found that the number of employees who do not want to return to the office has nearly doubled since the start of the lockdown.
Organic growth was down almost 30% for the support services group; but that's actually better than its earlier expectations.
Mitie is now providing services for seven coronavirus regional testing sites, building on the five previously commissioned.
The Health and Safety Executive is calling for businesses in Great Britain to make sure they are Covid-secure as more sectors open their doors.
The role of the facilities manager is evolving. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the workplace experience for companies in all industries, finance, retail and tech among them.
In the final instalment of this series examining the return to work post-shutdown in the UK, Faegre Drinker solicitors look at the potential trends and longer term changes that the Covid-19 pandemic will likely have on workplaces.
National trade body the British Pest Control Association has issued a new guide to help facilities managers re-open premises as lockdown restrictions ease.
Version 2 of BSI's Safe Working Guidelines has been published.
For all the terrible outcomes associated with Covid-19, it is arguable that a handful of businesses are seeing some benefit arising from the situation.
One unexpected side-effect of pandemic lockdown has been a steadily growing file of surveys carried out to uncover experiences and views. A number of these point towards a significant divide about the future of work.
Getting the workplace ready to reopen is a complex challenge and, happily, there is plenty of advice available. Ensuring the business itself is ready for reopening is a different challenge altogether.
One strange and worrying fact emerging from the current pandemic is that security has one of the highest death rates of any occupation. New research explores the reasons why.
In this second instalment in a series examining the challenges UK employers are likely to face in the coming months, solicitors at Faegre Drinker look at how employers can manage the economic impact the pandemic will likely have on many workplaces.
Fast-tracking green investment and making rapid progress towards net-zero emissions while delivering sustainable jobs must be central to recovery plans, the CBI says.
The caterer has announced the launch of new technology enabling customers to order food straight to their desks, minimising the risk of transmitting coronavirus.
That's the conclusion of a survey of building occupiers carried out by CoreNet Global, the corporate real estate professionals group.
The group's package includes standards, consultancy, training, auditing and the BSI Kitemark.
Property services group Savills has published the results of a survey of its clients, and it is clear that change is on the cards.
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