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 our website. We can also offer these courses privately, in-house. Simply email training@ghtechnical.com or call 02392 72 8040 to find out more or request a quote.

Did you know? 
We are an approved training organisation (ATO) with the CITB, which means if you undertake training with us, you may be eligible for funding on both face to face and e-learning training! You don’t have to pay the levy in order to be eligible. Find out more HERE
Our courses are accredited by  CITB officially ‘recognised’ bodies so you know that the training you can get from us is the best it can be.
So far this year we have delivered valuable asbestos training to over 400 delegates!

Courses we have listed on the CITB directory are:
– Category A Asbestos Awareness
– Category B Non Licensed, Task Manual Training
– Asbestos Awareness E-Learning
– Roofing specific Asbestos Awareness E-Learning 
– P402 Sampling and Surveying Strategies (Asbestos)
– CCHRC Certificate in Controlling Health Risks in Construction

Following on from the success of OH2019 which brought together a global audience of over 320 delegates, BOHS will once again be delivering an exciting programme which combines inspiring and thought-leading plenary sessions with scientific and technical sessions as well as a range of interactive workshops and case studies.

Our very own Training Manager, Kirsty Phillips has been accepted onto the BOHS event committee where she shall contribute to the next 3 years worth of events.

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. The venue city is Bristol and the conference runs from 20-23 April with professional development courses taking place on Monday 20 April. If you are interested in speaking at the event, contact kirsty.phillips@ghtechnical.com or submit your request through the OH2020 website.

Gully Howard Technical provide training on how to successfully manage LEV systems in large organisations. The one-day awareness course is suitable for managers, supervisors, operators and maintenance staff. The LEV Awareness course is endorsed by the BOHS and will enable staff to understand their employers’ legal duties concerning LEV and how to continually protect workers from exposure to hazardous fumes and gases.

For in-house performance testing of LEV systems, Gully Howard Technical provides the 4-day BOHS P601 Thorough Examination and Testing of LEV course, which can train maintenance staff to conduct the mandatory 14-monthly LEV testing, required under the COSHH Regulations.

Upcoming P601 courses scheduled for:
30th September 2019
28th October 2019
9th December 2019

HSE now states that where LEV alone cannot control exposure, then adequate and suitable respiratory protective equipment (RPE) should be provided to control the risk from any residual fume. This can be provided as tight or loose-fitting RPE.

To prevent exposure to the small particulates found in welding fume, respirators will require the highest particulate filter classification (e.g. P3, TH3, TM3 or FFP3). Tight-fitting RPE will require to be fit tested to every individual using it and this includes the use of disposable (FFP3) masks.

Face Fit & RPE

Gully Howard Technical provide Fit2fit Accredited training courses in Qualitative (taste test method) and Quantitative (ambient particle counting method) face-fit testing, so this legal requirement can be conducted in-house.

Interesting news & summary of headlines in the UK:
Asbestos probe, a portable asbestos detection device

Potentially deadly asbestos dumped on Newmarket street leaving taxpayers with clean up bill 

Please help us catch asbestos fly-tipping idiots

Contractors move in to clean up bags of asbestos from roadside in complex operation

Mount Batten beach closed indefinitely after more asbestos discovered

Asbestos fly-tipper jailed

BELOW: Unusual asbestos containing materials  our surveyors have come across recently:

GHT offer services including Material Analysis via the onsite laboratory, Surveying, Asbestos, Business and Occupational Consultancy and are a fully certified training provider delivering internationally recognised qualifications.
With offices in Portsmouth & Newcastle, Gully Howard Technical have been trading for over 11 years offering a full range of services to our clients.
The organisation is based upon delivering a quality service to customers by a team that is valued to the highest level
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