Just half way through the first month of 2017, many will be unsurprised to read that London has already surpassed the annual limit for air pollution according to data from the city’s air quality testing and monitoring system. We were interested in reading the news and views on this and as we thought you might be too, we have compiled the top air quality stories pertaining to the capital from this month:
Did you catch BBC’s The One Show last night? If you tuned in you will have seen Paul Walker, senior development specialist, Energy & Waste Services, ESG, discussing the health concerns surrounding the popular 3G sports pitches. Here, Paul explains what he found when he tested the black rubber crumb in our chemical analysis laboratory.
Did you know that 30.4 million working days were lost in 2016 due to work-related illness and injuries? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its figures on health and safety at work in the UK during 2016, here is what you need to know.
As the creation of a zero-carbon economy becomes an increasingly important priority, greater attention is being paid to solid recovered fuel (SRF) – fuel produced entirely from materials found in non-hazardous waste. George Bradley, business manager, Energy & Waste Services, ESG, is now the UK’s principal expert representing the British Standards Institute (BSI) on the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) TC 300 Solid Recovered Fuel Technical committee. Having just returned from the group’s second plenary meeting in Tokyo, George explains its objectives and the importance of setting standards for testing and sampling SRF.
Dynamic pile load testing is a technique used to assess the load carrying characteristics of foundation piles. Martyn Ellis, operations director, Infrastructure Services, ESG discusses the growth of foundation piling in the UK and the methodology behind the tests.
Last month ESG hosted its annual Railway Environmental Forum and was lucky to have Sharon Mawhood, HM Inspector of Railways, Central Specialist Inspector’s Team, from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), as one of our key speakers. Here, in her guest blog, Sharon gives us an update on the ORR’s occupational health work.
Topics: Occupational Health & Safety
Mick Pratt, commercial director – water, Built Environment Services, ESG, talks us through his highlights from last month’s Organisational Health Seminar: Minimising Environmental Risk.
This month, ESG hosted the annual Railway Environmental Forum in both London and Glasgow. Noelyn Allen, business development director, Built Environment Services, ESG, tells us why the forum continues to be such a success.
Roger Rattue, Regional Director, Infrastructure Services, ESG, has worked in the concrete industry since 1972. If you did not think it was possible to be passionate about concrete, then chances are that you have not spent time in the company of Roger Rattue. Roger is passionate about standards, quality and helping to support his clients’ project objectives. Here, he tells us why The Concrete Society Awards is the best night of the year for his team.
Mick Pratt, commercial director, Built Environment Services, ESG, looks at the unique properties of ozone that make it an ideal water treatment solution for heads of production in UK industry.