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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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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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Working together to tackle asbestos-related cancer with Phil Sloan CCP

Check out our asbestos expert Phil Sloan talking about his experience with asbestos as part of the IOSH NTTL campaign. Phil has been working with Gully Howard Technical since 2009. With over 18 years Industry experience Phil has grown into an excellent trainer who is highly valued by both his peers and those who are fortunate enough to be trained by him. Disciplined in many fields; Phil works also provides services that include confined space,… Continue reading

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Join us in raising awareness of asbestos

Check out Gully Howard Technical’s Asbestos Awareness 2018 Campaign Here: #AsAw2018 Since beginning my new role here at Gully Howard Technical I have experienced a steep learning curve regarding asbestos with which I have a good foundation of knowledge but am by no means an expert. However the biggest part of this learning I have come to know is that not enough people know the basics when it comes to asbestos. Sure, you mention the… Continue reading

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BOHS Annual conference is a huge success!

Now that the dust has settled we can take the time to reflect on what has arguably been the most successful BOHS conference so far! You can catch up with some of the presentations and workshops HERE Occupational Hygiene 2018 is the leading international conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, focusing on occupational hygiene and the prevention of occupational ill-health and disease. Following on from the success of OH2017 which… Continue reading

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Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) courses! Which one?

People regularly call and ask me why should they choose our 4 day EPC training course compared with other ‘condensed’ courses (that are designed to complete the portfolio work within the 4 or 5 day advertised class-time). The format of the course should be a major consideration when choosing the ideal course provider for your specific needs and background. I will try to explain why we have chosen our course format and the benefits of… Continue reading

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