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Environmental swabbing method for COVID-19 detection introduced

SOCOTEC says it has introduced a new environmental swabbing procedure to determine the presence of coronavirus on surfaces across a range of workplace environments. Read More

Working safely with metalworking fluids

During processes such as machining, grinding and milling, individuals working with metalworking fluids as part of their day-to-day role risk developing a host of respiratory illnesses, which is why it is important for organisations to encourage best working practices and ensure that exposure levels are as low as is reasonably practicable. Read More

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

The Importance of legionella record keeping and monitoring on the railway

You have undertaken your Legionella risk assessment and it is has identified all of the foreseeable risks posed by Legionella in your buildings, carriage wash plant and on board your trains. So, what do you need to do next? Read More

Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: How to avoid the damaging health effects of welding fume

A further look at the changes, what they mean for UK businesses and workers, and more importantly how you can ensure you comply with them. Read More

Changes to workplace exposure limits: EH40 update

An outline the EH40 update, providing an understanding of the new workplace exposure limits. Read More

Time to Talk Day: Get your workplace talking

To mark Time to Talk Day 2020, and on the back of the release of the HSE’s annual statistics on work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2018/19, organisations are being encouraged to support colleagues who may be experiencing a mental ill-health issue in the workplace. Read More

Monitoring and measuring radon exposure in the workplace

David Gilmour, Business Manager for the Environment and Safety team at SOCOTEC, explains the importance of radon exposure in the workplace, and takes us through the process of monitoring and assessing levels and their impact on staff and visitors. Read More

Businesses targeted in new HSE dust inspections

Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the HSE. Read More

SOCOTEC tackles workplace mental health

Testing, inspection and compliance services provider SOCOTEC is tackling mental ill health in the workplace with the provision of mental health first aid for employees. Read More



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