Our independent guides cover key areas of health, safety and environmental legislation and duties.
Asthma in the workplace - what do I need to know?Read more
Asthma is a debilitating disease that affects around 5.4 million people in the UK. When someone with asthma comes into contact with an asthma trigger, the muscles around the walls of the airways tighten, narrowing the airway and making it harder to breathe...
What is the real risk of Bioterrorism?Read more
The risk that biological and chemical agents will be used deliberately to cause harm has historically been very low outside wars. However, in a time of international conflict and terrorist activity, it is easy to become paranoid about biological and chemical agents being used in the UK.
What do I need to know about Bird Flu or “Avian Influenza”Read more
Bird Flu is a contagious disease of animals caused by viruses that normally only infect birds and, less commonly, pigs. Avian influenza viruses are very specific to bird species but have, on rare occasions, crossed the species barrier to infect humans.
What is the relevance of BREEAM In-use to FM?Read more
BREEAM In-Use is a scheme used to assess environmental impacts and sustainability issues relating to existing buildings. It is designed to reduce the running costs of buildings and improve their environmental and sustainability credentials by identifying areas for improvement.
Closed water systems – How do I deal with with Pseudomonas contamination?Read more
Microbiological contamination (sometimes referred to as “biofouling”) of closed water systems can be caused by a number of different micro-organisms including Pseudomonas.
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 - How could it affect my organisation?Read more
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force across the UK on 6 April 2008. Contrary to some reporting, it does not introduce any new safety laws or legal obligations but it does remove obstacles that have previously hampered the prosecution of, in particular, large companies.