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Lucion are pleased to announce Supplier Status for NEPRO

Screenshot 2014-11-10 at 10.57.25 - Display 2Lucion are pleased to announce to their Public Sector Clients of their recent accredited Suppliers Status to NEPRO. NEPRO is a nationally available neutral vendor solution for public and third sector organisations to engage specialist professional services including consultants and interim. Set up by the North East Procurement Organisation, NEPRO...
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What makes me a competent person? Part 3

iStock_000007994310SmallWe are continually asked ‘What makes me a competent person?’, Lucion Trainer, Stuart Goodman discusses: There are a number of training courses available to assist anyone that is likely to be involved with or work in the vicinity of asbestos. From the basic asbestos awareness course...
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Quantitative Analysis of Asbestos in Soils

BeFunky_null_2.jpgIdentifying asbestos in soils through qualitative and quantitative analysis  Asbestos in soil and made ground is an ever growing concern for developers and the construction industry. There are many legal and legislative obligations which need to be considered when dealing with asbestos in soils and made ground, many...
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IPF cases linked with asbestos exposure

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases linked with asbestos exposure

iStock_000004922293SmallStudy findings have implications for patients’ access to new treatments

Munich, Germany: A proportion of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases may be linked with asbestos exposure, according to the...

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What makes me a competent person? part 2

iStock_000007994310Small We are continually asked ‘What makes me a competent person?’, Lucion Trainer, Stuart Goodman discusses: It is common that the person responsible for managing asbestos in a building has read all the supporting information but still isn’t sure what to do.  It may be that...
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Lucion awarded Investors in People

IIP Award Brand Mark Standard (Boxed) Pantone 539-Lucion Environmental are thrilled to announce their award of  the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides...
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Twenty builders a week die from asbestos exposure

iStock_000009596549SmallAs reported by Grant Prior in the Construction Enquirer Online, twenty tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases as an HSE survey revealed the full extent of construction workers’ exposure to the deadly material.

The survey showed carpenters, painters and decorators...

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Lucion employees undergo simulator driver training

DSC_0290Following Lucion’s signing of a three year contract with Tadea, the first round of driving training was undertaken at Tadea driving solutions centre in Washington on August 14th. New Recruits Ben Varley (18) and Aaron Ralph (24), were the first set Lucion staff to undergo the training...
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Asbestos on The Uk’s Rail Network Podcast

Lucion Environmental have this week released their 5th podcast focusing on Asbestos on the UK's Rail Network.

Discussing:   Management of asbestos on rail networks, asset types and working in live areas with Lucion Environmental North East Regional Manager, Phil Hoggarth.
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Lucion announce award of supplier status to NHS London procurement partnership

LPP Supplier LogoLucion Environmental are proud to announce their recent award of supplier status to NHS London Procurement Partnership members for asbestos surveying and consultancy services. LPP is an NHS-funded collaborative procurement organisation, working to gain commercial advantage for its NHS members, for the benefit of both patients...
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What makes me a competent person?

iStock_000007994310SmallAsbestos continues to be a large issue in buildings built before 2000. Even though a huge amount of these friable materials have been removed, there are still buildings where the choice to leave in situ and manage has been made. This decision to manage is not necessarily...
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Asbestos On Highways Podcast

Newcastle, Gateshead and the South

Lucion Environmental have this week released another installment to their podcast channel, with the addition of Asbestos on Highways Podcast featuring Lucion Environmental Senior Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist, Andrew Wise.

The Podcast covers the...

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Oxfordshire County Council Asbestos Find At Railway Station-Could this have been anticipated?

17om04parkway2Lucion Senior Consultant for Infrastructure, Andy Wise comments- “As recently reported by Damian Fantato in the Oxford Times the news of an asbestos discovery at the Didcot Parkway during redevelopment works wouldn't come as much of a surprise to many people given the age of the building(s) at...
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HSE announces results of asbestos management in schools inspections 2013/2014

HSE-logo2As the HSE announces the results of the 2013/2014 asbestos management investigations in schools outside of local authority administration Lucion’s Richard Graves (South East and London Regional Manager) comments on the findings. “Many asbestos industry professionals would argue that the results of the HSE’s investigation into asbestos management...
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Update on Asbestos in schools – The need for action by the All-Party Parliamentary Group

AsbestosInSchoolsReportCover An update of a report named Asbestos in schools  - The need for action by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health and Safety has this month been released. Lucion's Tim Hearn comments on the update: "First published in February 2012 the updated report has some concerning statistics:
  • Britain has...
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Lucion Open New Office In North Wales

Lucion are pleased to announce the opening of their new office in North Wales. Located in Deeside, the new office is a larger space to facilitate future growth and has already enabled the company to recruit three new members of staff. North West/North Wales Regional Manager, Daniel Roberts said:
"With our ever expanding client...
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Higher Education Podcast Released By Lucion

Lucion Environmental have this week released their second podcast focusing on the education sector’s management of asbestos in Higher Education Discussing:   Duty Holders of UK Universities, the latest HSE failings, Asbestos in Britain's older university stock and DFE policy review on asbestos in schools.
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Bloomfield Collegiate School governors fined for asbestos discovery

Lucion's Robert O'Callaghan takes a look at a Northern Ireland Secondary School's H&S failings and discusses the misconception around management plans. _60770239_bloomfieldprep“A concerning news story reporting on yet another school’s H&S failings caught my attention this month, this time leading me to ask the question...are the duty holders of schools...
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Schools turned Academies, is health and safety at risk?

Lucion's Ross Folley looks at the health and safety risks posed in schools turned academies. "As reported in the Birmingham post, Colmore Infant and Nursery School and neighbouring Colmore Junior School, in Kings Heath are currently under scrutiny from concerned parents as schools confirm consultation on converting to Academies. The parents of children at Colmore...
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Lucion open second North East Office

Lucion Environmental are pleased to announce the opening of their second office location in the North East. The deal, finalised this month by Lucion’s financial director and co-founder Charles Pickles, will enable Lucion to further expand their services around the North East Region. Situated in the Team Valley area of Gateshead the new office has been purpose...
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