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Behind the Scenes at a Rail Depot: Keeping the Client Compliant

Posted by David Gilmour on 26-Jul-2017 11:23:56

David Gilmour, business manager, Built Environment Services, ESG, visited the maintenance depot of a long-term rail client for their monthly depot monitoring assessment, as part of ESG’s services to keep them compliant. Here, David tells us about his day on site to share what goes on behind the scenes.

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Topics: Built Environment Services, Fuel Testing, Rail, Legionella, Groundwater, Effluent

Mapping Asbestos in Concrete: Laying the Foundations for Safe Building Demolition

Posted by David Birkin on 10-Jul-2017 10:10:07

Until the late 1970s, asbestos was a commonly used building material and, despite its use declining until a total ban was implemented in 1999, its legacy lives on in over 5.5 million buildings in the UK. This can bring a number of challenges when it comes to building demolition, due to the health and safety hazards involved in managing asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs). It is crucial to establish the extent of such substances prior to carrying out any refurbishment or demolition work on a building. 

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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos, Asbestos Management, asbestos in concrete

Not Just Training But Passion and Knowledge at CPD Seminar

Posted by Mick Pratt on 13-Dec-2016 10:04:16

Mick Pratt, commercial director – water, Built Environment Services, ESG, talks us through his highlights from last month’s Organisational Health Seminar: Minimising Environmental Risk.

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Topics: Built Environment Services, Occupational Hygiene

Making up Ground – Testing for Asbestos in Soils

Posted by James Dodgson on 25-Feb-2016 16:55:15

James Dodgson, explains how a collaborative approach is key to the effective management of the risks associated with asbestos in soil.

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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos, Health & Safety, Air Testing, Asbestos Management, Contaminated Land

Railway Environmental Forum 2015

Posted by Noelyn Allen on 29-Sep-2015 14:40:00
Last week, ESG hosted its annual Railway Environmental Forum at London Underground’s Stratford Depot. Noelyn Allen, business development director, Built Environment Services, ESG, gives us a run-down of the day.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos In Soils, Rail, Legionella, Railway Environmental Forum

Keeping your Water Systems Safe by Reducing Legionella Risk

Posted by Paul Sear on 07-Aug-2015 14:37:00
Summer is upon us, bringing with it sunshine and warmer weather. While the heat might be very welcome for those of us who like to spend more time outdoors, it does also create the right conditions for bacteria, like Legionella, to thrive.
 
 
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Legionella, Water, Water Systems, Water Management

Better L8 than never...Revision to Legionella Control in Water Systems

Posted by Paul Sear on 17-Jul-2015 14:04:00
After more than 13 years, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has finally updated its guidance for legionella management and control, with the revision of ‘Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water system Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8’ and publication of the new ‘Technical Guidance HSG 274’. In our latest blog, Paul Sear, technical manager at ESG discusses the changes and explains what organisations need to know.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Legionella, Water, Water Systems, Water Management

Fire Safety: Reducing Risks to Prevent Disaster

Posted by Carrol Dudley on 16-Jun-2015 14:35:00
The recent incident at the National Trust’s Clandon Park House in Surrey has driven home to all of us the devastating impact that a fire can have.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Reducing Risks, Fire Safety, Health & Safety

ESG's Asbestos Services Achieves UKATA Membership

Posted by ESG on 14-May-2015 15:39:00
ESG  is pleased to announce that it has been accepted for membership to the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for its asbestos awareness training.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos, UKATA, Asbestos Management, Training

ESG Exhibits at AQE and ‘Gordon Ramsay’ Makes an Appearance

Posted by Trevor Worrall on 01-May-2015 14:31:00
This week, ESG’s technical experts were on stand at the AQE Show providing advice on stack emissions monitoring and testing, air quality monitoring and assessment, as well as environmental monitoring. Even top chef ‘Gordon Ramsay’ made an appearance to rally the visitors…OK so it wasn’t the real Gordon Ramsay with 14 Michelin starred restaurants and the accompanying tirade of colourful language, but a convincing lookalike. Trevor Worrall, Business Development Manager, Built Environment Services, and Amy Parekh-Pross, Technical Marketing Manager, Multi-Sector Services, share their experiences of the two day event.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Environmental Monitoring, AQE Show, Air Quality, Stack Emissions