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HSE WARNING regarding KN95 face masks – IMPORTANT

Use of face masks designated KN95 A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. These face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators. Health and Safety Executive – Safety alert Department Name: EPD – PPE Team Bulletin No: STSU1 – 2020 Issue Date: June 2020 Target Audience: All industry… Continue reading

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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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Fit2Fit RPE testing & training

Gully Howard Technical are proud to provide both Fit2Fit approved Quantitative (Ambient Particle Counting) Method & The Qualitative Method training courses. We provide accredited Fit2Fit professionals to deliver training. The Fit2Fit RPE Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme is designed to confirm the competency of any person performing facepiece fit testing. It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent person. This requirement… 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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