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23 April 2019
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Facilities management News

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PERSPECTIVES

  • Is outsourcing set to suit more SMEs?Since the collapse of Carillion, and with Interserve having just gone into administration and then new ownership outsourced facilities management has had to continue defending itself in the glare of a national spotlight.
  • Interserve, another Carillion?Martin Read reflects on the Interserve crisis and ponders what's next for the troubled provider.
  • Is outsourcing set to suit more SMEs: Chris KenneallyIt's not clear. The onerous terms and conditions of these contractual agreements have not changed to allow smaller companies to compete for the work without taking unnecessary risks to the long-term viability of their businesses.

Facilitate poll


Think Tank: Are you managing binge sitting in your workplace?

Results of a survey for On Your Feet Britain Day on 26 April suggest office workers don't move enough during the working day even though 50 per cent of companies have policies in place or provide advice to reduce the amount of time employees spend seated.

With 50,000 deaths a year and £700 billion annual spending from the NHS on conditions related to a sedentary lifestyle, drastic action is needed. 

So this month we ask: are you responsible for putting in place policies to counter “binge sitting”? What pressure is there on you to ensure workers take regular breaks from sitting?

To take part in the survey CLICK HERE.

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  • Education estatesMartin Read and Bradford Keen look at how demographic and technological changes are set to affect how facilities managers operate in the higher education estates sector.

FEATURES

  • Copy of Paid content: Are your lifts safe and compliant?Are you up to speed with the latest safety standards? Is your equipment compliant with the latest regulations? LIFTEX 2019 is the essential destination to learn about safety and compliance, plus the latest innovations and technical advancements in the lift and escalator industry.
  • Education estatesMartin Read and Bradford Keen look at how demographic and technological changes are set to affect how facilities managers operate in the higher education estates sector.
  • Lessons in relevanceNick Martindale speaks to facilities and estates professionals about dwindling students numbers at university, with estates teams dealing with the consequences.
  • Paid content: The Facilities Event 2019 Show Preview 9 11 April 2019, The NEC, BirminghamThe Facilities Event, the leading exhibition dedicated to the UK's facilities and workplace industry, has announced it will be tackling FMs biggest challenges, when the event returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 9-11 April 2019.