In The News | 29th July 2022 | Latest Facilities Management News

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called on the British Government to work with policy makers, regulators, employers and worker representatives to increase awareness about asbestos.


After the Government rejected a recommendation by the Work and Pensions Committee to set a 40-year deadline to remove asbestos from all public and commercial buildings, IOSH says more needs to be done to ensure people aren’t exposed to the deadly material.

Despite its use in Britain being banned since the turn of the century, it is believed hundreds of thousands of non-domestic buildings constructed before this time still contain asbestos.

Technology now, to help businesses manage the collection, treatment and disposal of complex waste streams, leading resource management company, Veolia, has introduced the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous and non hazardous wastes.

Developed by Veolia’s technical teams, the new system manages the complete cycle from enquiry through collection, treatment and disposal and is designed to cover more than 100,000 different waste profiles. Since starting trials last autumn, the system has already managed over 300,000 tonnes of waste processing and scheduled nearly 120,000 service appointments across the UK.

In business, Trading for the first three months of FY23 has been strong for Mitie, with continued good momentum. Revenue from new contract wins and acquisitions has helped the business to surpass the revenue that it delivered in the first quarter of last year, which had included £110m of COVID-related contracts.

Mitie said it is encouraged by the strong start to the year, which reflects the Group’s strategic focus on accelerated growth and remains confident in the Group’s ability to deliver on its expectations for the year.

In appointments, Edwin James Group has added to its senior team with the appointment of David Mallinson to the newly created role of managing director at Musk Process Services.

The new position has been created to focus on growth in process engineering and maintenance and to support collaboration with other group companies.

Mallinson was previously group managing director at Lorien Engineering Solutions, a specialist engineering division of GP Strategies.

Elsewhere, Arcus FM has strengthened their senior structure by announcing their first ever Chief People Officer to join their C-suite.

Debbie Gregory has been appointed as the business’ new Chief People Officer. The appointment is in response to the significant year-on-year growth that the business has enjoyed since its inception in 2009.

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