Little did we know back in March how long the lockdown was going to last or what lay ahead in our fight to contain the life-threatening virus, Covid-19. And although lockdown continues, there have been relaxations in the restrictions which means an increase in the movement of people through urban and public places. This has made it more important than ever to ensure that public spaces are safe, with governments doing everything possible to prevent the transmission of the virus.
- 76% of fire doors inspected were condemned as not fit for purpose
- Top three reasons for failure: excessive gaps, smoke sealing issues and poorly adjusted door closers
- 16% of the doors inspected were not fire doors
As the lockdown in the UK begins to lift, organisations need to clean and keep clean offices, shops, and all other public spaces. The advice from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is to be cautious of extraordinary claims for products – “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.
Edgbaston Stadium’s events team have revealed its Safe Meetings & Events Promise to existing and prospective clients who plan to stage meetings, conferences and events at the iconic cricket ground from next month.
Three Major Fires In 24 Hours: At A Time Of Covid-19 Are We Forgetting How Destructive Fires Can Be?
With three large building fires in 24 hours, the impact and devastation caused by fire continues to remind us just how vulnerable to fire so many buildings are with the consequences far-reaching. The Covid-19 crisis may well dominate our minds and is the top of the agenda for businesses wanting to get back to work, but as they return to work the vulnerabilities to fire are exposed. It rightly challenges us to ask: why are so many companies vulnerable to such large fires with largely unprotected building stocks?
UK FM market: Cleaning, and workplace and management on the rise as businesses get ready to reopen their doors
- Second RICS UK FM survey shows demand for FM across healthcare seeing strong growth, retail falls
- One-third of respondents predict that less than 60% of workers will return to the workplace
- Cleaning as well as workplace and relocation management expected to be fastest growing areas in the year ahead and most investment placed in data analytics and connectivity
- Sustainability most important factor in tender process
“We all need to work together to ensure that injustice for ethnic and minority groups is a thing of the past” says British Safety Council Chief Executive