Don’t forget that voting for IWFM’s Covid-19 Response Award closes at 5pm BST on Tuesday 22 September.
The award, which celebrates the extraordinary work of workplace and facilities professionals in combating Covid-19, has seen a grand total of 69 entries. The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 12 October.
Impact Awards Chair of Judges Julie Kortens said: “We asked for projects that encapsulate the spirit and professionalism of workplace and facilities management at its best,” said the “and there’s no doubt that the stories we’ve seen in these entries do exactly that. The ingenuity and willingness of the sector to take on entirely new ways of working to help in an unprecedented situation does us proud. ”
Here’s another chance to inspect the groupings selected by the Awards panel:
‘Adapting to New Realities’:
The entry: Infraspeak – PlaceCheckUp.com
The story: Developers of a maintenance management platform create a way for FMs to flag to users that their establishments follow Covid protection guidelines.
The entry: University of Greenwich
The story: Introduction of an integrated FM programme is adapted mid-mobilisation as the pandemic hits.
The entry: University of Cambridge
The story: A buildings task-force is formed to undertake a phased re-occupation programme.
The entry: Sitemark
The story: A workplace risk assessment tool is introduced, followed by a cleaning and hygiene specification programme, allowing managers to plan their pandemic response.
The entry: Direct Line Property Group
The story: Service firms adapt their client’s buildings and service provision to new forms of business readiness requirement.
‘Keeping Good Work Going’:
The entry: Ashdown Phillips & Partners Ltd, ‘Ahead of the Curve’
The story: Property management firm uses a variety of tools to “see one another less, but talk more” when dealing with clients, occupiers and service partners.
The entry: The DVLA’s H&S and Estates Services Team
The story: Estates service providers turn to out of the ordinary measures to ensure all buildings in a large estate remain open for business
The entry: Lloyds Banking Group and Mitie
The story: Large-scale response to Covid crisis sees buildings mothballed and ‘one-team’ working adopted to ensure both internal and end-user facilities are kept up and running.
The entry: City and Asda partnership
The story: Shifts in the importance of a retail lead to altered cleaning and safety service provision across Birmingham Asda sites in the face of tragedy on the team.
The entry: Team Heathrow – Heathrow, ISS and Mitie
The story: Tripartite project sees service partners adapt to the needs of regular Heathrow visitors and pandemic-related requirements following Covid’s effect on passenger numbers.
‘On The COVID Frontline’:
The entry: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The story: A transition was managed from an outsourced service (catering, cleaning and portering) whilst dealing with the challenges posed by a changing Covid-19 picture.
The entry: North West Nightingale NHS Hospital Trust – Interserve Group
The story: A service company delivered a total facilities management contract in 12-days to ensure the safe running of the hospital.
The entry: Nightingale Hospital London – ISS
The story: A team was brought in to provide FM services to support the new field hospital being built at the ExCel.
The entry: Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – ISS Healthcare
The story: A New Cancer Care Centre was commissioned, delivering soft FM services in record time.
The entry: NHS Property Services
The story: Asset management, construction and FM teams worked collaboratively in record time to repurpose space to provide urgent additional hospital bed capacity.
‘Supporting The Community’:
The entry: Ashdown Phillips & Partners
The story: A property management team at 50 per cent strength donates to over 20 community groups, whilst still running a 26-acre shopping centre with 30 essential retailers open.
The entry: ENGIE & Cheshire West and Chester Council
The story: A company joins forces with a local authority to collect and deliver food and other essential items for shielding residents.
The entry: G4S Facilities Management (UK)
The story: When pupils are set to return to nine schools, social distancing stickers and touchpoint training are rolled out; meanwhile, residents are sheltered in a school when disaster strikes.
The entry: London Borough of Lambeth
The story: A whole organisation response is orchestrated to ensure that buildings and services remain open or maintained and that residents and the vulnerable are supported.
The entry: Pinnacle Group
The story: An electrostatic antimicrobial cleaning solution is launched to provide surface COVID protection for 25 days; over 90 playgrounds receive treatment to help children play safely.
You can read full details about all the entries and vote for your choices here.