Welcome to the Aug-Sept 12 issue of Facility Management, Australia’s premier independent publication servicing the information needs of facility managers and allied professionals in the property maintenance sector.
This issue’s cover feature reveals why facilities managers should care about ergonomics. Facility Management explores the subject and consults a number of experts in the field in an effort to answer this question. The feature also discloses a number of practical uses for ergonomics and how these can be applied. These include lighting, the prevention of slips and falls, seating and furniture, and glazing.
In addition, we are pleased to showcase major features on waste management, storage and industrial facilities.
Recycling can benefit business as well as the environment and it can be done cost-effectively. We provide the business case for implementing recycling initiatives, sharing how cost savings can be gained through recycling and how to implement cost-effective recycling initiatives. In addition, we explore the subject of managing food waste, imparting practical processes and methods to reduce food waste, and improve food waste management practices.
We explore the art of archiving, providing advice on how to treat archive boxes with the respect they deserve and to ensure secure and accessible archives is shared, and investigate the pros and cons of storing data in the cloud, as well as how to ensure the security and transferability of data. Why asset tracking is vital is also explained and tips on how to ensure effective asset tracking are provided.
What needs to be considered when planning warehouse operations to ensure the efficient operation of distribution and storage processes is outlined in this edition, as well as how to take control of a facility’s emissions. In addition, we explore how Sherwood Road Bus Depot achieved the first five-star Green Star Industrial Design v1 rating. Some quick-win eco-friendly retrofit opportunities that can be incorporated in existing industrial facilities are also revealed.
And much, much more!