This page brings together the latest news and blogs for charity facilities managers.
Call for clearer Energy Tariffs for Business
The Federation of Small Business has called for energy companies to provide better information for small businesses.
Last year the Government to forced the big utility companies to make their energy tariffs more transparent for householders. Now the Federation of Small Business (FSB) wants the same rules to apply to businesses.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised its guidance how organisations should manage asbestos. It has made changes to the Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) with the aim of making it easier for employers to understand their legal obligations and protect their workers from the dangers of working with asbestos.
English Heritage this week re-opened Kenwood House, an 18th Century stately home in Hampstead, after an 18 month-long repair and refurbishment project. The project included repairs to the slate roof, chimneys and gutters, the installation of a lift, as well as interior refurbishment and repainting of the main facade.
Three facilities management industry bodies have announced that their proposed merger will go ahead. The announcement comes after the Board of the sector skills council Asset Skills voted in favour of a proposed merger with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA).
Conference: The Potential of Digital Technologies for Survey and Management
COTAC’s conference on “Digital Futures for Traditional Buildings” provided an opportunity to assess the potential of the latest digital technologies for recording and managing older buildings. The event provided gave a fascinating insight into the rapid development of digital technologies, including 3D laser scanning, 3D modelling, LIDAR and BIM.