This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Essential advice for the reopening of facilities

31 March 2021

FMs and service providers can click on the link below to view expert advice from the PFM panel of yesterday's live webinar discussing the future of the workplace as facilities prepare to reopen.

Sponsored by Ascentae, the panel of three included the company's managing director Jon Knight, whose long experience saw him contribute a number of valuable comments to the event.

He was joined by the winners of the PFM Partnership Awards Partners in Energy Management category, namely the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and CBRE GWS.

RFU head of venue facilities David Hewins joined the event from the balcony of one of the Twickenham corporate entertainment boxes, providing a view of the famous rugby pitch.

The third member of the panel was CBRE GWS business unit director Edward Buttery, who contributed further expert commentary to the debate.

Among the various, wide-ranging topics of discussion were thoughts from all panel members advising on the most important aspects to consider when reopening facilities.

Topics from establishing data-driven models to monitor all aspects of facility reopening, from cleaning schedules to air quality, were discussed, along with the need to manage any areas of attrition that emerge in the future.

An important overall message was the need for consideration and reassurance for all those returning to the workplace, some of whom may have worked remotely for the past 12 months.

The event also included discussion on how the likely emergence of hybrid work practices will see meetings attended by both those in the office and colleagues working remotely, leading to advice on how to ensure that everyone felt able to engage and contribute in equal measure.

Those wishing to view the recording of the PFM webinar can do so here.

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Winners of the PFM Awards 2018

Last night saw the the 25th anniversary of the PFM Partnership Awards, resulting in enthusiastic response throughout the evening and on a variety of social...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Asset Solutions MBO confirmed from OCS Group

Completion of a management buy out (MBO) of the Asset Solutions division from OCS Group has been announced, including a £13m investment from private equity...
Article image

Covid special: Touch-free systems continuing to increase in popularity

With the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to influence workplace design and set up, contactless technology has seen increased use in many facilities....
Article image

Study on asbestos exposure limits has ‘scientific shortcomings’

Following consultations completed by EU chemical regulator ECHA, it aims to review the occupational exposure limits (OELs) for asbestos fibres in the workp...