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OH2020 Open for Bookings & Abstract Submissions

Professional Development Courses 20 April 2020 OH2020 Conference 21-23 April 2020 Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol Bookings & Abstract Submissions are OPEN Occupational Hygiene 2020 is the leading international conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, focussing on occupational hygiene and the prevention of occupational ill-health and disease. Following on from the success of OH2019 which brought together a global audience, BOHS will once again be delivering an exciting programme which… Continue reading

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Committed to ensuring a safe working environment!

     Here are just a few of the excellent organisations who have successfully completed our accredited, E-learning, Asbestos Awareness courses! ( Click on the images to access the company websites) ‘Asbestos is an incredibly hazardous substance that causes serious ill-health to anyone who disturbs it. For this reason, anyone who is likely to disturb asbestos in their work must have an awareness of the correct health and safety procedures to follow.  Asbestos Awareness Training… Continue reading

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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?

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

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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… 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