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  • fire extinguisher in office

    Procuring your essential fire safety equipment

    12 August 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer of Facilities Management at YPO

    Everyone’s workplace differs, from factories to offices, schools to warehouses, but one thing that remains the same is that our workplace premises always require the same essential fire safety equipment, servicing and further fire services.

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  • children running in playground

    Outdoor inclusion ideas for after school clubs

    11 August 2020 By Dale Spencer - Director at KeyPE Sports

    It can be challenging to think of new and different ideas for your after-school clubs and to get children outdoors. Primary sports education specialist, Dale Spencer, discusses a number of activities based on his work in schools to help you encourage outdoor activities in your school.

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  • temporary workers

    Engaging temporary workers post COVID-19

    11 August 2020 By Taz Moosa - Recruitment and Onboarding Manager at People Pool

    As we begin to emerge from the government imposed COVID-19 lockdown and the public sector starts to reflect on the challenges faced, the opportunities this has presented and how decision makers then factor these into the changing landscape.

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  • little girl inside

    Adapting early years indoor spaces

    10 August 2020 By The Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    When searching through the UK government regulations for advice on keeping young children safe in an early years environment, it can be difficult to know how to activate this in your setting. Many underestimate the difficulty in keeping small children apart, preventing them from touching and potentially passing on germs.

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  • Tips on delivering physically active learning

    06 August 2020 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Managing Director of PE Partner

    There is a revolution taking place in our primary schools. It’s a move to incorporate physically active learning (PAL) in traditionally sedentary lessons – a move to move more – and it’s being driven by a new breed of senior leaders and a growing library of academic evidence* that healthy children are more effective learners.

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  • printer multifunctional device

    Top tips for using your MFDs in the new workplace

    06 August 2020 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    COVID-19 has changed the way we all work, many of us are still working from home, whilst others have returned to the office, adhering to the workplace government guidelines. Ensuring your office is COVID secure encompasses all areas of the business, including shared devices such as printers.

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  • lightbulb

    Considering gas and electricity contract options

    05 August 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    When it comes to sourcing your gas and electricity through YPO, there are three different energy contract options for you to consider. In this blog we will break down each contract type and help guide you on the best choice to suit your needs.

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  • Keyworker

    Managing demand and resources in the public sector

    05 August 2020 By Taz Moosa - Recruitment and Onboarding Manager at People Pool

    COVID-19 has proved to be a challenging time for the public sector, testing the resilience, fortitude and capabilities of everyone. Thankfully, our frontline staff have managed to come through this most dangerous of challenges with humour and skill.

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  • outdoor sports facility with cones

    Continuing outdoor education and public sports

    05 August 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    COVID-19 has helped us all to realise the importance of the outdoor spaces we have access to. When we were limited to the one-hour outdoor exercise, this was the highlight of the day and many of us have never appreciated the outdoors as much as we did within lockdown.

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  • gas meter readings

    Making your gas and electricity renewals simple

    31 July 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    We know that securing energy contracts can be a complex and difficult process, so we've compiled three simple steps to follow whilst renewing your gas and electricity and don't forget our Energy Team is here to help.

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