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Are roofers doing ‘asbestos’ they can when it comes to awareness?

There has, for some time, been a growing recognition that training does not have to mean making every delegate an expert, but teaching them what they need to know in their line of work. For example, a plumber with the Part P Defined Scope (PPDS) course can be certified to replace an electric shower without having to be a fully qualified electrician. In December, Gully Howard Technical (GHT) pledged their support for RoofCERT – a… Continue reading

Asbestos Refresher Courses: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Is there a legal requirement to undertake regular asbestos refresher training? Current legislation states that workers who undertake non-licensed asbestos work should complete annual refresher training: HSE classes asbestos analysts and surveyors as non-licensed workers. The requirement for yearly refresher training is also supported by HSE guidance documents HSG264 Asbestos: the survey guide and HSG248 Asbestos: the analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures, alongside UKAS publication LAB 30. Why do… Continue reading

New Collaboration in the Asbestos Industry – FAAM and ACAD Announce New Skill Card for the Asbestos Sector

The Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM), Asbestos Control and Abatement Division (ACAD) and The National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) have formed a collaboration to bring a new skills certification card, displaying the CSCS logo, to asbestos professionals. The project brings together organisations representing consultancies, licenced contractors and asbestos professionals for the first time. FAAM Board Member, Colette Willoughby, said: “Our collaboration is the start of an exciting new era which we believe will… Continue reading

FEATURE ARTICLE: The Canadian asbestos legacy

Here in the UK, most of the dangers of asbestos exposure you can think of probably exist in buildings. Broken AIB panels, corrugated cement roofs irresponsibly disposed of, that sort of thing. Longer memories may conjure images of factories handling raw chrysotile, or hosing the interior of ships in dockyards with pure asbestos coating. One thing we don’t often imagine is the risks associated with living next to an open pit asbestos mine. If that… Continue reading

Asbestos: Be aware, not an expert

There has, for some time, been a growing recognition that training does not have to mean making every delegate an expert, but teaching them what they need to know in their line of work. A well-established example is the Part P Defined Scope (PPDS) course, which gives the trainee enough knowledge to carry out certain electrical works safely. It means that a plumber can be certified to replace an electric shower without having to be… Continue reading

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NO TIME TO LOSE REACHES ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Workers involved in repairing and replacing roofs are among tradespeople most at risk of exposure to dangerous asbestos, silica dust and other workplace carcinogens. They need to know how to identify hazardous substances and situations, and what steps to take. Now, No Time to Lose (NTTL) information and advice about avoiding contact with these causes of cancer is set to reach more roofers thanks to the support of their trade body, the National Federation of… Continue reading

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Seal of Quality: Don’t Take Our Word For It

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Accreditation badges exist to offer quality assurance to people consider using a company’s services. However, it can sometimes be confusing to know which ones to look out for, especially when an accrediting body can themselves sometimes be passing on the standards they receive from another accrediting body. So when it comes to asbestos training, what is the seal you should be looking for? As of 2017, the overarching standard for any organisation offering construction industry… Continue reading

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Faces of the Industry (FAAM Conference 2018)

Author: Oliver Lea, Asbestos Analyst Perhaps this isn’t something I should admit, but I always look forward to industry conferences. It’s not just that they are an excellent opportunity to learn and develop oneself professionally. For me, the best part is getting a chance to see the human face of an industry. I am, after all, a person, so it’s edifying to be reminded that behind every report that gets issued, every tender that’s written,… Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: BOHS launches bespoke asbestos refresher training courses

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British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has revised and re-launched its asbestos refresher courses series. The new RP402 (asbestos surveying refresher course) was made available  and RP405 (asbestos management)  are now available! The refresher courses, which were initially launched in October 2016, have been revised in response to feedback from training providers and candidates. The examination element has been removed from these courses as there was concern among candidates… Continue reading

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2019 BOHS course schedule

Here are Gully Howard Technical’s 2019 dates for all W modules for our BOHS Occupational Hygiene courses. You can request a copy via our contacts page here You can download this flyer in PNG or PDF here To book your place simply select your course via the Occupational Hygiene page and follow the instructions. you can also give us a call on 02392 728040 if you would prefer to chat to one of our training team.… Continue reading

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