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Grounds maintenance

Grounds maintenance (GM) is primarily focused on outdoor vegetative features such as grass, plants, shrubs and small trees but also covers the maintenance of hard landscape features such as sweeping of pedestrian and vehicular hardstanding(s), bin emptying and litter picking.

01 March 2019
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GS1: What does it mean for Facilities Management

GS1 is a global not-for-profit organisation responsible for developing the most widely used data capture systems in the world including the bar code.

01 May 2018
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Asbestos surveys

The purpose of an Asbestos Management Survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) within the premises.

01 May 2018
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How to combat cyber threats

Cases of cyber-attacks and corporate espionage are on the rise. The increasing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), which connects devices throughout a building or even an entire city, brings many operational benefits by automating building services, but also opens up the real risk of organisations being hacked through their Building Management Systems (BMS).

01 February 2018
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Choosing an FM operating model

Thirty years ago, facilities management was a largely inhouse affair. Organisations directly employed cleaners, security guards, maintenance engineers, handymen and catering staff, only turning to contractors for specialist work such as lift or air-conditioning maintenance.

01 February 2018
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Vacant property protection

This guide is designed for facilities and property managers. It provides comprehensive advice on how to avoid the problems and unexpected costs resulting from a vacant property.

01 January 2018

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