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The UK’s largest union, Unite, has called for an immediate criminal investigation into the individuals involved in the collapse of facilities management and construction services company Carillion.  

When Carillion collapsed in January 2018, it was the biggest construction collapse in UK…

The British Institute of Facilities Management has said it will rebrand as the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management on 12 November 2018.

The new name was approved by a members’ ballot in July, following a concerted…

More than 30 professional bodies from around the world have come together to form a coalition to develop international standards on fire safety in buildings. 

The new group, known as the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition was launched at the United Nations in Geneva,…

BIFM members have approved proposals to change its name from the British Institution of Facilities Management to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.

 

The name change had been proposed by the board in March. The…

New Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures on work-related deaths show that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018. This is nine more fatalities than the previous year. 

Facilities managers need to…

The RICS Strategic Facility Management conference on 27 June 2018 will focus on identifying and mitigating risk.

Organisers say the theme has been chosen in the wake of recent high-profile developments in the fm sector.

Speakers will consider various forms of risk, including…

The government has announced a £1.8m pilot scheme that will explore ways to secure a sustainable future for listed places of worship. 

The scheme will fund expert advisors to work with custodians of listed buildings used by worshipers of all faiths. The advisors will provide practical…

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says charity  funds, supporter details and information on beneficiaries are being targeted by cyber criminals. It says charities don’t fully realise the value of the personal, financial and commercial data they…