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Chair of BIFM Ireland Encourages FMs to Continue their Professional Development

Chair of BIFM Ireland Encourages FMs to Continue their Professional Development

 The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is supporting Ireland’s major trade event for industry professionals working in facilities management, health and safety, security, operations and buildings maintenance. FM Ireland is taking place on March 6th and 7th at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. BIFM has collaborated with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland to create a stream of quality CPD Continue Reading »
FSi Launch Intelligent Downloadable App

FSi Launch Intelligent Downloadable App

FSi has developed an easy to use Product Selector App. The App is easily downloaded from either Google Play Store or the Apple Store. The FSi Product Selector App provided information to which type of FSi Systems may be required to be installed depending on the application requirement. The process is a few simple questions from drop down menus which Continue Reading »
Fatality statistics by HSA reveal the dangers suffered by older workers

Fatality statistics by HSA reveal the dangers suffered by older workers

Advancements in medicine and overall improvement in quality of lifestyle has increased life expectancy, which has subsequently increased the number of older workers. The Office for National Statistics (ONS, 2013) predicts that by 2020 over a third of the workforce will be aged over 50. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA, 2018) recently released their 2017 statistics for the number Continue Reading »
Slurry & Farm Safety – 7 Top Tips

Slurry & Farm Safety – 7 Top Tips

Between October to January the spreading of organic manure, like slurry, is prohibited within Irish farms. This period of time the risk of nutrient leaching is at its highest with little or no plant growth. This closed period will also help protect water courses from pollution (Daera-NI, 2017). Midnight of January 31st marks the end of this closed period and farmers Continue Reading »
Benefits of carrying a discreet alarm while working alone

Benefits of carrying a discreet alarm while working alone

Many factors affect the safety of a Lone Worker on a day to day. Slips, trips or falls are among the highest in non-fatal injuries suffered by employees while working alone without any direct supervision. There can also be times when a lone worker find themselves being targeted for threats of verbal and physical abuse or other types of violent Continue Reading »
4 benefits of wearable technology

4 benefits of wearable technology

The internet has accelerated the advancements in wearable technology in the last few years and nowadays we see them everywhere in the form of smartwatches, jewellery, glasses and in most recent cases virtual reality (VR) headsets. In a nutshell, wearable technology is any electronic device that can be worn and connected to the internet or your smartphone using Bluetooth connectivity. Continue Reading »
Tips to help avoid Health and Safety Fines

Tips to help avoid Health and Safety Fines

Recent news articles have highlighted the Health and safety failings by a number of different companies over the past couple of months. Companies are facing hefty fines and prosecutions after failing to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees or even the general public. It’s an employer’s duty to assess the risk, provide information about this risk and Continue Reading »
5 Factors that help protect the wellbeing of night shift workers

5 Factors that help protect the wellbeing of night shift workers

There’s no official definition of a night shift worker in law. However the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that a night shift worker is someone who works outside of standard daytime hours and commonly for a period of between 7pm – 7am. In certain industries it’s a necessity to provide a service 24 hours of the day and some Continue Reading »
999 and Lone Worker Industry

999 and Lone Worker Industry

30/06/2017 was the 80th anniversary of the world’s oldest emergency service, 999, launched by BT back in 1937. Around a 1000 calls were made within the first week of the launch. Today, BT advisors deal with over 560,000 calls a week and around 97% of those calls are answered within 5 seconds (BT, 2017). Calls are handled by 700+ operators in Continue Reading »
The Shocking Truth about Deaths within the Farming Industry

The Shocking Truth about Deaths within the Farming Industry

It is evident that certain occupations can be more dangerous than others due to the nature of work that is carried out. However, one that consistently tops the list of hazardous industries is farming. It is becoming increasingly alarming that farmers are exposed to high levels of danger and more inclined to suffer fatal injuries and even a loss of Continue Reading »

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