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BIFM publishes new guidance on The Internet of Things

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a technology Guidance Note which explores the impact of technology in transforming the FM function; specifically, the Internet of Things (IoT) and its contribution to improving overall business performance.The Internet of Things is defined as a network of physical devices and objects embedded with electrics, software, sensors and ... Read More

5 ways to safeguard your mobile lone workers

EMPLOYERS HAVE LEGAL DUTIES TO ASSESS ALL RISKS INCLUDING THE RISK OF LONE WORKING. WE EXPLORE HOW EMPLOYERS CAN PROTECT MOBILE LONE WORKERS.Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers have legal duties to assess all risks to health and safety, including the risk of lone working. All employees should be provided with a sa... Read More

5 Reasons to visit Ezitracker at the Facilities Show 2018.

As the best of FM come together at London’s Excel from 19th – 21st June, the Facilities Show will host an array of suppliers and innovative solutions to suit Facilities Management businesses across the board.Ezitracker, suppliers of remote workforce management solutions, can be found throughout the show on Stand R710.Here are our top 5 reasons why you should visit Ezitracker over the coming da... Read More

Nearly half of UK business services workers waste 10 minutes per hour in their working day due to ineffective technology

According to the 2018 Connected Worker survey by Deloitte, just under half (49%) of respondents said they waste an average of ten minutes for each hour worked, in a median 35 hour week.Of the reasons given, 44% cited issues with technology, such as non-working or lack of devices as the main reason for not being productive at work. Workers compensate for the lack of employer provided technolog... Read More

UK Companies are behind in offering flexible and remote working

The report, The Modern Workplace 2018: People, Places & Technology by software company Condeco draws on a survey of 500 business leaders in six countries: the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Australia and Singapore. This was supplemented by in-depth qualitative interviews with senior executives in the same countries.Across the world, the research shows, workers are in the midst of a shift to f... Read More

Mobile workforce management is set to drive FM sector SMEs forward

A recent review of the available accounts for 22 facilities management firms with operations in the UK, revealed that average margins remained stagnant at around 7% during the last three years and in comparison, revenues grew at an average of 14% from last year.The forecast came shortly before the collapse of the Support Services giant Carillion. The government has subsequently announced that it ... Read More

Government Property Agency launches

Launch of Government Property Agency will generate more than £1 billion of financial savings.The Government Property Agency (GPA) was launched as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office on 1 April. It will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Government Estate and generate benefits of between £1.4 billion and £2.4 billion over the next ten years.GPA’s initial portfolio of 80... Read More

Safeguarding lone cleaning workers – what you need to know

In the UK, it is estimated that up to 8 million people are lone workers. That’s more than 20% of the 31.2m working population.The law requires employers to consider carefully, and then deal with, any health and safety risks for people working alone. Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all their workers. They also have responsibility for the health and safety o... Read More

Ezitracker remote worker management technology selected as 2018 health & safety award winner

Now in their fourth year, the THS Awards celebrate some of the industry’s finest innovations as well as time-tested solutions. The Top 50 products and services were selected for their innovation, safety, style, and sustainable qualities. Over three months, thousands voted for the product or service that they believe should be recognised for making an outstanding contribution to the industry.Chri... Read More

Mobile workforce management is set to drive cleaning sector SMEs forward

A recent review of the available accounts for 22 facilities management firms with operations in the UK, revealed that the average (EBITDA) margins has remained stagnant at around 7% during the last three years. In comparison, revenues grew at an average of 14% from last year.The forecast came shortly before the collapse of the Support Services giant Carillion. The government has subsequently anno... Read More