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FMUK January - February 2018 Contents

1

CAFM Explorer at the heart of ensuring safe and compliant facilities for iconic Birmingham gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has selected Idox’s CAFM Explorer to support the safe and efficient management of its impressive cultural and social centre that welcomes over 780,000 visitors every year.

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2

Ergonomics shaping productivity

For FM’s ergonomics is an increasingly important consideration as the scope of the job role continually widens. Ergonomics itself is the science of carefully fitting facilities and the products within and around them to humans. It is a rich source of information that can guide and assist FM’s, health and safety managers and security officers by enhancing the comfort, safety and efficiency of the facility.

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3

Get Moving at Work

Keeping your employees happy and productive is essential to the success of any business, and this is why employing an ergonomic approach to workplace design is becoming increasingly popular. The idea behind ergonomics is to design the workplace to fit the employee rather than fit the employee to the job. A workplace that is poorly designed can result in low productivity and high absenteeism, not to mention the chance of facing litigation through injury.

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4

Stand up for your health!

Standing up at work offers huge health benefits. AJ Products’ sit-stand desks will get you up on your feet in no time! With so many demands on our time, it’s normal to spend a large part of the day sitting down. However, sitting for prolonged periods of time can be harmful to your health and staying fit while working in a sedentary job can be a challenge.

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5

Energy merger could see more mistakes not cheaper prices

The UK's leading cost management consultancy believe the merger of two of the UK's biggest energy providers could lead to more billing errors rather than cheaper prices.

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6

Installing LPG is fast track to achieving carbon savings

Close on the heels of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy announcement, the LPG trade association, UKLPG, launched its pathways document Gas for Off-Grid Britain to set out the role this widely available fuel can play in decarbonising heat off the gas grid.

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7

How to save on your building’s energy bills – today and in the future.

All facilities managers will be familiar with the Big Six energy firms and will have seen the recent coverage about them raising their prices, particularly British Gas. However, it is, in fact, all energy suppliers who will be or have already raised the bar. Here Nolan Braterman, Director of Frontier Utility, an independent energy brokerage, looks at how to get a better deal on your energy and lock in today’s prices for tomorrow.

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