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Asbestos in plumbing: Protecting Your workforce

SOCOTEC suggests some before starting works on asbestos in plumbing. Read More

10 Years On: The Role of the Duty Holder/Client

With the 10-year anniversary of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 just around the corner, it is interesting to see how the UK asbestos industry has developed over the last decade... Read More

Winter-related hazards – Protecting your workplace this Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, wintry weather brings with it a host of related health and safety risks, from slips and trips to electric shocks... Read More

Are your asbestos management plans, policies and procedures up-to-date?

Duty holders of all non-domestic properties which contain potential and/or confirmed asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are required by law to develop a site-specific, up-to-date asbestos management plan. Read More

Monitoring indoor air quality and pollutants in the workplace

In this blog, Susan Cassells, Business Development Manager for SOCOTEC’s Environment & Safety division, explores how organisations can improve indoor air quality on their premises to safeguard employees against a host of occupational health concerns. Read More

Reviewing the HSG248 Asbestos Analyst’s Guide (second edition, 2021)

The HSG248 Asbestos Analyst’s Guide was originally published in 20051, and this revision takes into account the Analyst Inspection Programme carried out by the HSE in 2015.2 A report was subsequently produced, with this review underpinning many of the revised changes and seeking to address the issues that were identified. Read More

Getting the UK’s rail operations back on track

As the UK continues to ease out of the third national lockdown – with people beginning to return to the workplace and a gradual lifting of leisure-related restrictions – rail operators are preparing for an increase in passenger footfall... Read More

Legionella roles and responsibilities on the railways

Paul Sear, National Technical Manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, explores the role that rail organisations must play with regards to Legionella management and the various responsibilities that this entails. Read More

Monitoring lighting levels on the railway

Ensuring the safety and security of employees and passengers is a key priority for every rail organisation, and lighting has a crucial role to play in this. Read More

How do TMVs maintain a safe water supply?

Tom Rees, principal consultant within SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment team, explains why Thermostatic Mixing Valves are integral to maintaining a safe water supply all year round. Read More



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