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Coronavirus restrictions are set to end in England on 19th July.  This will be the most comprehensive lifting of restrictions anywhere in the world. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are easing restrictions more gradually.

With the Goverment no longer mandating social distancing, working from home and other rules, consensus suggests there will be an increase in Covid -19 rates from the more transmissible variants in circulation.  Even for those with two vaccine doses. So if you’re responsible for managing workplaces, buildings and estates, you’ll need to re-examine the measures in place to protect your people and buildings.

Current HSE and Goverment guidance will be updated on 19th July or soon after. Our advice is take the following steps while gradually ramping up the reoccupation of your workplaces.

  • Risk assessment – update your risk assessment process for your people and your workplaces. Consider your vulnerable workers and put controls in place to reduce their risk.
  • Social distancing – continue to encourage social distancing and the use of masks, wherever possible.
  • Cleaning, hygiene, and handwashing – continue strict hygiene methods to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
  • Ventilation and air conditioning – continue with the additional measures you have in place; do not consider returning to normal operational regimes until transmission rates reduce to very low levels.

For further insight and guidance, join us and our guest panel of experts at our next webinar, “Managing a Safe and Productive Return to Your Workplace”, on Thursday 22 July at 11am. See below for more information or click here to register.

Wishing you a safe return to your workplaces. Do get in touch if you would like any help in redefining your estates strategy.

Kind regards

John O’Brien

Founder and MD

Webinar: Managing a Safe and Productive Return to Your Workplace 22/07/21

During this webinar, we will review the updated guidance and best practice for a safe return to the workplace. We will also share how to implement a COVID-19 secure and productive workplace experience based on our intensive research over the last 18 months.

Our expert guest panel includes Joe Nettleton, Head of Facilities at Havas; Tom Peronnet, Director of Property Services at Universal Music Group; and Pete Moores, Chief Problem Solver at PBM Consulting Ltd. Between us, we will provide valuable insights into:

  1. How guidance and best practice for workplaces will alter based on the the 19th July changes
  2. Practical tips on keeping safe and COVID secure as you reoccupy your workplaces
  3. Insights into improving the health, wellbeing, performance and productivity of your workplaces
  4. How to future proof your organisation over the coming 12 to 18 months as we emerge from the pandemic

The webinar will offer key insights for Directors of Estates, Facilities Managers, Operations Managers, HR professionals and employers.

You can sign up for free via this link

Vacancies: Wanted two engineering degree apprentices

We are looking for two outstanding individuals. They must enjoy creative problem solving, team working, stretching themselves, learning, and making a difference to become engineering degree apprentices within the business. The roles would suit school leavers or mature students.

Know anyone who fits the bill? If so, please forward this information to them.

You will work with our team on a day-to-day basis solving client problems. In addition to learning from our experienced team of engineers, energy and facilities managers.. Successful candidates will study for a Building Services Engineering Technician Apprenticeship at London Southbank University on day release. On successful completion of this HNC course, you will move to the degree course at the University. Fees will be paid by LCMB and the Government, and you will receive an annual salary and benefits.

Start date: September 2021 at our offices in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Contact [email protected] to express your interest in these opportunities and learn more.


covid 19

LCMB have been helping our clients to implement their COVID-19 Secure solutions since the beginning of the pandemic.

If you would like to benefit from our expertise, we are offering a free, no obligation discussion providing some initial advice on where to start.

Click here to book one of our free Covid-19 Secure Solutions Consultations


Case Studies

LCMB's accelerated ROI audit

Too many organisations spend large sums of money on the wrong initiatives that generate a poor return or even a loss.

This is why we created the LCMB accelerated ROI audit. It cuts through the noise and quickly, clearly identifies the untapped performance improvement areas within your buildings.

The audit uncovers operational inefficiencies such as under-utilised space and facilities, as well as cost and energy reduction opportunities, and then provides a clear plan for realising potential.

By implementing the plan, we guarantee the audit pays for itself within 6 months and thereafter generates a positive return.

Contact John O’Brien on 01295 576 000  [email protected] to discuss how the LCMB accelerated ROI audit can improve your organisation performance and return on investment.

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