Alex Lynch, senior dangerous goods consultant, Built Environment, explains why it’s important for everyone involved in the transport of dangerous goods via train to stay up-to-date with the Regulations Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID).
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has recently come into force, making it an offence to produce, or possess with the intent to supply, psychoactive substances in the UK. ESG’s forensics director, Fiona Coope, discusses the recent update in legislation.
As a responsible employer, with a true passion for the industries in which it operates, ESG has a long and proud history of supporting and encouraging new talent. Just one example of this is our recent sponsorship of the ESG Geotechnics and Geomechanics Prize at Brunel University. To give aspiring geotechnical engineers an insight into how we can help them to reach their career goals, we caught up with Pete Reading, geotechnical consultant, ESG, after he presented this year’s Prize at Brunel.
In light of recent changes to health and safety regulations for mines, which came into force last year, mining expert, Philip Shead, a specialist ventilation consultant at ESG, explores which factors mine operators need to take into account to optimise air quality and ensure the wellbeing of their employees.
It's official, we're in the midst of a heatwave and we're not the only ones suffering in these temperatures, can you imagine the effect the weather is having on fresh concrete?
With 485 cases reported in 2015, Legionnaires’ disease continues to be a major health concern in the UK. Paul Sear, national technical manager, water hygiene, Built Environment Services, gives his advice on controlling the risks of legionella in the rail industry.
The Government has said that over the next five years it plans to directly commission the construction of thousands of new homes on public land. David Cameron described this announcement as the biggest shift in house building policy in the last 30 years. These plans will be backed up by an extra £1.2 billion to help remediate brownfield sites for tens of thousands of new homes across the country. This is an important step forward, with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) estimating there is capacity for at least one million new homes on suitable brownfield land in England alone.
Sarah Gazzola, commercial manager, Energy & Waste Services, ESG, explores biofuels’ place in Europe’s renewable energy future.
ESG has a long history of providing oil testing to the rail sector, with its dedicated laboratory dating back to before the privatisation of British Rail in 1996. We work with clients across the rail industry, including operators like Virgin Trains, manufacturers such as Siemens, as well as Network Rail.
Burying utility equipment, such as electricity cables, phone wires, gas and sewage pipes has been general practice in the UK for more than 100 years. Undergrounding these services keeps them out of sight and protects them from being exposed to damaging above-ground elements, such as severe weather or vandalism.