13 September 2019 | Facilitate team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
WELLBEING: The University of Greenwich has launched the Mentally Healthy Universities Programme, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mind, which aims to boost the health and wellbeing support it provides to students and staff. It will include resilience training for students and workplace wellbeing workshops for final year students who are about to graduate.
LEGAL: Dacorum Borough Council has been fined for exposing seven grounds maintenance workers to hand arm vibration (HAVS) caused by excessive use of power tools. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the council had neither adequately planned its working methods nor trained or informed employees on the risks to their health.
APPOINTMENT: Bartlett Mitchell has appointed Katarina Goodwin as people and talent director, in a newly created role. Goodwin will be responsible for all areas of the people and talent function including all transactional HR, people experience activity, payroll and training. For the full article, click here.
Sustainability: Interserve Group has adopted a series of improvements to the way its cleaning business runs that have resulted in tens of thousands of bottles a year being saved from landfill. The company said it has further reduced consumption by installing product-dispensing systems to ensure than each cleaner uses the correct quantity of product.
Social Value: Compass Group UK & Ireland has signed up to the Social Mobility Pledge. The pledge asks its accredited employers to partner with schools and colleges to provide careers advice and mentoring to people from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
Rebrand: GV Group (Gate Ventures) has announced that its GV Food Transport business will be renamed Platebox, as part of its new business strategy. The company is being rebranded to facilitate its further development and growth alongside sister GV Group (Gate Ventures) business Foodmove.