The waterproof MM2008 thermometer from UK manufacturer, TME, is said to be helping premises and facilities managers streamline the raft of essential heating and hot water checks required for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease.

WATKINS HIRE reports it has introduced its Temperature Control Emergency Planning Service (TCEPS). The company says TCEPS has been introduced to assist all organisations that rely on steam, heating, hot water or cooling for uninterrupted business continuity. Watkins says its three levels of plan can be tailored to the individual requirements of clients.

NILFISK says personnel tasked with keeping a busy site clean are often faced with the same dilemma - how best to clean a large facility with a myriad of different cleaning requirements coupled with time, labour and budget constraints?

To meet today’s stringent requirements, heating control systems should be capable of increasing internal comfort conditions while effecting real fuel cost savings. Ideally, they should also be very straightforward and secure to use, with a wide range of energy-optimising features.

COFELY reports it has secured an Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Molson Coors UK. The five year contract covers a comprehensive range of IFM services.

“Given a stimulus to ‘stop and think’, most people would prefer to recycle rather than commit waste to landfill.” Based on this concept, LEAFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL, in partnership with the University of Greenwich, reports it has produced the Meridian Envirobin designed to encourage users to segregate recyclables from non-recyclable waste at source.

AVIANNEGREEN.COM LTD has launched a new range of environmental and all weather telephones. The company says under the Avicom brand the Kusaidia range offers a wide selection of features and functions to cover all aspects of emergency and help point telephony requirements. With a choice of three colours with one button, three button and key pad hands free speaker phone to CB hot line, three button and key pad with handset there are 72 variants to choose from.

Significant time and cost saving benefits are said to be provided by the new Sentinel series of bench-top Hipot/flash testers from CLARE, which can deliver improved type testing during product development or enhanced compliance testing in a laboratory environment.

Rochdale Council are utilising a NILFISK City Ranger outdoor machine for non-toxic weed ripping with reported excellent results. The liveried 4 wheel drive, 35 HP City Ranger 2250 is used almost exclusively for weed ripping that was previously carried out manually.

As winter's icy grip tightens, Neil Howe, senior legal author with online safety specialists CEDREC, is urging industrial employers to be mindful of their responsibilities to keep workers safe during the long cold, dark days. Cedrec says no-one can predict exactly what the weather's going to be like over this winter but it is at least possible for companies to be ready when things take a turn for the worse.

eMaint EMEA Ltd, a leader in computerised maintenance management software (CMMS), has moved its international headquarters to a larger space at the Digital Hub in Dublin, Ireland.

PORTAKABIN reports it has delivered a 3,500m² interim office complex for Jaguar Land Rover, overcoming challenging weather conditions to deliver the building on time.

Portakabin has delivered a 3500m² interim office complex for Jaguar Land Rover, overcoming challenging weather conditions to deliver the building on time.

As SCA and its brands prepare to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, the company challenged industrial design students all over the world to develop a solution to keep toilet paper dry in very wet environments.

Global hygiene company SCA and its brands, including the global B2B brand Tork, has announced it will participate in the 2014-2015 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race – the toughest open ocean sailing regatta in the world. The extreme environment and conditions of the race will provide extreme challenges, for example when it comes to hygiene, the core business of Tork.

JANGRO, a UK network of independent janitorial supply companies, is offering a comprehensive selection of paper products and hot air dryers, paper roll towels and individual hand towels

The PORTAKABIN GROUP has announced it has been accredited to the highest level in its fifth annual Achilles Building Confidence audit – its best ever performance.

KEE SYSTEMS, a leading supplier of Kee Klamp fittings, has provided Bradfield College in Berkshire with a permanent safety solution to allow staff members to safely access the roof and eliminate any possibility of slips, trips and falls.

BBMV has implemented Safetrak on the major Crossrail project to keep up-to-date with their equipment inspections and reportingSafetrak, is a digital system which helps plan, inspect and report and has been used for monitoring and testing pressurised concrete pipe systems at the C510 Liverpool Street and Whitechapel Station Tunnels project.

Cleaning machine operators and OEMs can achieve significant operational benefits and cost savings with reduced CO2 emissions by specifying Hawker XFC, powerbloc or powerbloc dry batteries from ENERSYS in their sweepers, scrubber driers and other floorcare equipment.

Gas detection specialist CROWCON recently celebrated the official ground breaking for its new 40,000 square foot facility at the prestigious Milton Park in Didcot, UK.

The PORTAKABIN GROUP has been awarded its third accolade this year in recognition of its commitment to sustainability. It has succeeded in achieving a Gold Award in the Business in the Community Environment Index 2013. It is reported this puts the Group among the UK’s highest performing businesses for environmental management.

When facilities management company, Inviron, needed emergency hot water boilers during a system upgrade at Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport it called upon KINGS’S BOILER HIRE. The requirement was for two temporary 8MW hot water boilers and a 41,000Litre capacity bunded fuel storage tank, all of which King’s said it could supply from stock.

When power or communications cables are installed in rural areas there is a risk of attack from rodents. Protection is therefore required to limit the risk of damage. Traps, poisons or sonic deterrents can be ineffective, but electrical conduit manufacturer, ADAPTAFLEX, says it has a solution.

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