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21 October 2019
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explainers

Includes advice on good facilities management practice and explainer articles, offering a concise summary of topics within the FM sector.

 

  • Degrease of separationKitchen extract ductwork now has its own specification TR19 Grease separating kitchen extract cleaning and compliance from other ventilation ductwork. Gary Nicholls explains the change. 07 October 2019
  • Stemming the flowEngland will run short of water within 25 years, with supplies having to be transferred to water-stressed areas, so there's a pressing business case to invest in water-saving technology, says Marcus Rose 07 October 2019
  • Skin deepOccupational skin disorders affect one in 10 workers and can be unpleasant and painful. But they can be avoided, says Chris Brooks. 07 October 2019
  • My posh journeyCreating a positive narrative for occupational safety and health can turn discussions of OSH to POSH, says Louise Hosking. 07 October 2019
  • Up on the roofA roof is one of the biggest asset management risks that facilities managers face, and a site condition survey will help to maintain this important 'out of sight' asset, says Daren Fraser. 07 October 2019
  • Pump it upPressure sensors enable variable speed pumps to optimise pump speed and maintain constant outlet pressure for reliable water supply, says Dan Mullen. 02 September 2019
  • Stick or twist?David Laws offers advice on whether or not you should renew your lease. 02 September 2019
  • Take your seatGetting the seating in breakout areas wrong can rob the space of its effectiveness, says Quentin Petrykowski 02 September 2019
  • Cutting through the hypeCables and plug sockets will soon become obsolete and devices will charge simply by being in a room with far-field wireless charging, says Dan Bladen. 02 September 2019
  • Cash it, Don't Scrap itDisposal of obsolete capital catering assets requires planning and, when done correctly, could lead to money in the bank, says Paul Fieldhouse. 02 September 2019
  • Fire doors: safety over costThe drive to reduce cost must not be allowed to compromise the safety performance of a building, says Brian Sofley. 02 September 2019
  • Hard sellIf you're selling, know how to pitch, says Ian Jones. 02 September 2019
  • Taking steps to become socially circularNearly 50 years ago, Milton Friedman wrote, There is one and only one social responsibility of business to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game. The rules of the game, however, have changed, says Reconomy 09 August 2019
  • Sound of silenceSound masking differs from white noise and helps in busy workplaces, says Penelope Harrell. 05 August 2019
  • Plastics not availableReducing single-use plastics waste in the vending machine supply chain is challenging but achievable, says Jane Freeman. 05 August 2019
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