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Join us on stand 6 at the Portsmouth Business Expo 2019!

Come and join us on stand 6 and see what we have to offer you, at the region’s biggest business to business exhibition taking place at The Pyramids Centre on Thursday 11th July 2019, between 10am – 3pm. With over 450 businesses attending the show, this is a brilliant event to gather new contacts that could benefit your company in the near future. Don’t miss the chance to grow your connections by getting involved with… Continue reading

Fit2Fit scheme update, Alan Murray CEO (Health & Safety Matters, June 2019)

The latest edition of HSM is now available to download from the BSIF website or by clicking HERE FROM THE CEO’S DESK  Companies that have chosen to use Respiratory Protective Equipment need to ensure it is fit tested on the wearer’s face. Here, Alan Murray looks at the growth of the Fit2Fit scheme, and how you can comply with the law.  IN THE UK if an employer has chosen to use Respiratory   Protective Equipment (RPE)… Continue reading

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We are excited to announce that we now provide Legionella Training 

  Upcoming public courses: P900 dates TBC P901 24th July 2019 P903 25th July 2019 Private courses available at any UK lcoation. Enquire for a quote below. P900 is aimed at: Anyone who is training to become a water testing operative or technician. P901 is aimed at: Process and cooling water system technicians and operatives. Responsible persons for industrial type water systems (e.g. building and facilities managers, duty holders, maintenance staff). Legionella risk assessors and consultants.… Continue reading

June Newsletter – 2019

Latest news & updates regarding Asbestos, Occupational Hygiene and Training  We are proud to announce that we have been selected as the Best Asbestos & Occupational Health Training & Consultancy, South England! GHT now offer BOHS Legionella training courses! P901 Legionella – Management and Control of Building Hot and Cold Water Services P903 Legionella – Management and Control of Evaporative Cooling and Other High Risk Industrial Water Systems Public course dates can be found on… Continue reading

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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

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

A look back at 2018, what a year!

As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at the challenges, changes and accomplishments of 2018. Everyone knows that, in business and industry, standing still is tantamount to walking backwards. Happily, our year at Gully Howard Technical has seen plenty of positive adaptation and exciting new ventures. Here’s a look at some of the ones we are proudest of: Further establishing ourselves as an already trusted and recommended provider… Continue reading

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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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