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FIGHTING FIRE THE SMART WAY..

M-Four has selected ACMS UK’s Vision software fire risk management services to manage and administrate to its client base.  M-Four is a forward-thinking business, focused on driving change and bringing excellence to the social housing sector in Scotland. Implementing practical, progressive solutions with expertise and enthusiasm, whilst remaining truly devoted to their overarching goal: to […]

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What is a building condition assessment and when do you need one?

At a time such as this, when many longstanding restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus are being loosened and workers are returning to commercial premises, it is important for those responsible for properties and property maintenance that may have long been left empty to adopt sensible measures. One such measure could be undertaking […]

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A landlord’s guide to fire risk assessment

As a landlord, it will always be in your interests – not just those of your tenant(s) – to ensure the buildings for which you are responsible pose the lowest possible fire risk. Integral to this will be ensuring your properties are thoroughly assessed for the risk of fire, with suitable measures subsequently put in […]

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How to choose the right compliance management software for your business

As onerous a process as it can seem to keep your organisation’s activities compliant with the latest regulations affecting your industry, it can be much costlier to not remain compliant or to choose to ignore what’s needed! But how can you consistently achieve compliance for your business without becoming overwhelmed? One important tool for making […]

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Tips to Help Estate Managers Better Manage the Risk of Legionella

If you are an employer, landlord or another individual in control of a commercial or residential premises, it is your responsibility – as set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – to adopt measures to reduce the risks of legionella exposure on-site.   But what is legionella, and why should you […]

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What is a PAS 79 fire risk assessment?

There’s no question that in recent years, the devastating 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has further helped draw attention to the critical importance of fastidious fire safety legislation. The tragedy has seemingly served as a catalyst, for example, for major updates to PAS 79, which helps ensure that all of the necessary information in relation to […]

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What is asset auditing?

The importance of asset auditing to an organisation cannot be underestimated. It is a crucial process for ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and compliance in the management of a company’s valuable equipment or machinery, helping to bring about more streamlined work processes and more informed decisions. Every organisation that depends on physical assets for […]

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Benefits of implementing asset management in healthcare

For most of us, our experiences of medical facilities are as a patient, rather than as a member of staff. It’s therefore easy to overlook just how crucial effective asset management in healthcare organisations is when it comes to ensuring patients receive the very best care. After all, a patient’s condition can change in seconds. […]

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ISO audits – How to become ISO accredited

Organisations of all sectors and sizes face a wide range of risks if they do not regularly review their management systems. Failing to have a system in place whereby policies, procedures and security systems at your business are routinely scrutinised is likely to heighten the chances of infrastructure and security vulnerabilities. It could also imperil […]

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Equipment Tracking: What is it and who needs it?

Equipment tracking is also referred to as ‘asset tracking’; as its name implies, it allows you to keep track of an organisation’s tangible assets. There is a wide range of physical equipment that a business or organisation requires in order to operate – think everything from diagnostic and life support equipment for healthcare providers, right […]

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