Do you regularly review costs on complying with health and safety? Where would you seek up to-date information on reducing energy bills? Have you considered the benefits of having a planned preventative building maintenance regime in place?

Balance the Books: Value for Money in School Premises Management

'Value for money' is defined as achieving the optimum use of resources comprising of money, staff, time and materials. At a time of increasing choice in procuring services and products, access to good information and knowledge is key to understanding what options exist. This guidance paper explores areas for saving money through re-appraising your approach to health and safety, securing the energy efficiency of school buildings, the efficient management of contracts and the efficient procurement of building work and maintenance. The government is seeking to restore a simpler, more sensible, proportionate and practical approach to health and safety regulation...

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