Blog

01
Feb

10 Environment Tips to Support FMs

Liz Allen provides 10 top environment tips and suggestions, tried and tested by FMs, to involve others to help improve environmental performance and manage service charge increases (coverage in Premises and Facilities Management Online).

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18
Jan

10 Top Health & Safety Tips for Winter

10 Top Tips: health and safety expert Louise Hosking warns Business Advice readers to make sure to properly protect your business, including staff and premises, from potentially hazardous winter conditions (coverage in Business Advise).

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28
Nov

IOSH: Accentuating the positive

We are in the business of changing hearts and minds, so that individuals make positive choices to look after themselves and others as part of the actions and decisions they make. Negative headlines, fines, problems and inspections all focus on what is wrong or what people can’t do. Louise Hosking writes on a subject close to her heart in this article (coverage in IOSH Magazine).

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20
Oct

The circular economy: Re-thinking waste

We have become used to the idea of recycling. We do it at home, and more businesses are recognising the financial benefits of waste segregation and recycling in the workplace. But is this enough? Liz Allen asks if your unwanted waste material could be just what someone else needs? (Coverage in Fresh Thinking.Com and FM Forum)

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18
Oct

CDM15 – One Year On: Challenges Remaining

The introduction of CDM15 last year saw significant changes to the health and safety landscape. Now one year on, Louise Hosking outlines the challenges that remain… (Coverage in PBC Today, Roofing Today, Construction News and Scottish Construction)

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17
Aug

FREE CPD TRAINING: CAN FMS REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

PRESS RELEASE: In September 2016, Hosking Associates & Team Q join forces to present free CPD training, Turning environmental performance into service charge savings – can FMs really make a difference? (Coverage in Premises & Facilities Management, Tomorrows FM – Page 11 , This week in FM.com, and FM Forum )

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27
Jul

Kitchen and Bathroom News: CDM2015 One Year On

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) meant significant change for anyone using contractors from 6th April 2015; not only due to a change in duty holders and their responsibilities, but because smaller scale works and domestic projects were required – for the first time – to follow the CDM process. We are now one year on, but CDM has not been without its challenges…(coverage in Kitchen and Bathroom News)

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15
Jun

The Power of Positivity

Louise Hosking talks about how important being positive is both in our relationship with clients, and the ever-challenging task of changing the face of ‘elf & safety’ (coverage in IOSH Networks News, June 2016)

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15
Jun

Guest Editor: IOSH Networks News

In this June 2016 edition of IOSH Networks News, Louise focuses on the positive change health & safety professionals can influence – not just with providing advice to businesses, but in supporting other IOSH members too! (coverage in IOSH Networks News)

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15
Jun

CDM 2015: One year on

Louise Hosking, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, discusses the changes made to CDM regulations and how they have impacted upon the FM industry in the last 12 months for anyone commissioning works, using contractors, designing, pricing, scoping or delivering projects (coverage in Tomorrow’s FM, June 2016).

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