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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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Lucion Announce Gold and Silver ROSPA wins!

   lucion Lucion are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a Gold in (MORR) Management of Occupational Road Risk and a Silver in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all...
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Emmerdale Mesothelioma Storyline

Lucion's Ross Boulton comments on the recent Mesothelioma storyline in ITV's Emmerdale

"Although not a regular viewer of the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, I was very surprised to hear of the new storyline surrounding the terminal illness of one of their characters as a result of exposure to asbestos. Whilst producers of the programme...

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Who is protecting the UK Rail Workers from asbestos exposure in 2014?

Lucion Environmental’s Andy Wise discusses the issue of protecting UK Rail Workers from asbestos exposure in 2014.

“Everyday it seems the news reports of former industrial and infrastructure workers who have died as a result of exposure to asbestos throughout their working life.

One story that particularly grabbed my attention was an article as...

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Asbestos on UK Highways

Lucion are featured in March’s edition of the Highways magazine with an article detailing the dangers of asbestos on UK highways.  With many of the UK’s highway infrastructure built over 20 years ago, there is great concern when it comes to renewal, repair and maintenance due to the potential danger of hidden asbestos containing materials. The article...
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Lucion Launch CPD Training

ConstructionCPD-member (1)                 This month Lucion marked the launch of their Asbestos Awareness CPD sessions at the RICS Yorkshire and Humber CPD Training event. Due to popular demand of training services within the chartered surveying industry, Lucion are now certified to provide both non accredited and accredited asbestos awareness training in...
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Asbestos Transfer stations in residential areas, who is responsible for educating the local community?

Disappointed, was the word one local resident used to describe their feelings towards the approval of an asbestos transfer station in their neighborhood according to BBC News Kent.

Asbestos containing materials were used for decades in the construction and fit-out of many buildings around the UK before the final importation ban in 1999.

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Lucion launch series of Asbestos Podcasts

With asbestos still a grey area for many building professionals who are responsible for its management, 2014 will mark the beginning of a series of podcasts released by Lucion Environmental on the subject of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials.
This week saw the release of Lucion’s first podcast with Managing Director Dr Patrick Morton explaining the decision...
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Lucion announce Achilles Link-Up supplier status

Lucion have this month announced their registration with the Achilles Link-up scheme, enabling the company to further expand their service offering to the rail industry. With a strong focus on reducing risk in the Rail Industry, Achilles Link-up supports Health & Safety and Assurance Specialists by evidencing the supplier’s capabilities through an onsite assessment of management systems and processes. The...
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Dr Liam Fox Confirmed for Asbestos The Truth 2013

North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox has today been confirmed as a speaker and panelist at Asbestos The Truth Conference 2013. Dr Liam Fox has had a widely varying career both inside politics and out, initially training and working as a GP before entering politics and spending 17 consecutive years on the Conservative front bench. He...
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Lucion lend a helping hand to Salford University Students

With university budget cuts at an all time high, Nationwide Asbestos Management company Lucion Environmental have stepped in to deliver free Asbestos Awareness courses to students in need of industry specific training.

Lucion kick started their “Building a Safer Future Scheme” in Manchester this week for future Graduates of Salford University, delivering training to...

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Lucion proud sponsors of South Anglia Community Spirit Awards 2013

South Anglia Housing, part of Circle Anglia are one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing. This year South Anglia Housing will be hosting the Community Spirit Awards for a 7th year and Lucion Environmental are proud to support this years Event. Held at the London Stansted Hilton Hotel on the 2nd December, the event gives recognition and rewards...
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Lucion announce new office location in Cambridgeshire

Lucion Environmental are pleased to announce the opening of their new office location in Cambridgeshire this month. With established offices in Newcastle, South London, Leicestershire, Chester, Wolverhampton and Sheffield, Cambridgeshire has been identified as a promising growth region for Lucion. The expansion has also lead to the creation of 2 new jobs and Lucion are currently looking...
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Lucion supports groundbreaking guidance into asbestos in soil

Lucion has been at the forefront of an initiative to improve the management of asbestos in soil and made ground. CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research & Information Association, is developing technical guidance on asbestos in soil and made ground.  For the past 2 years representatives from Lucion have sat on the CIRIA project steering group and...
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Lucion Win Single Provider Framework for North Yorkshire County Council

Lucion are celebrating after being awarded single provider status on North Yorkshire County Council's Framework last week. The Contract will require Lucion to carry out asbestos surveying, air monitoring, laboratory testing and consultancy throughout North Yorkshire until 2016. The Council currently maintains over 800 non-residential public buildings in the region of which over 370...

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Lucion marks the launch of homelessness charity’s Empty Homes Project

Lucion Environmental marked the launch of the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint’s Empty Homes Project last Wednesday by supplying PPE workwear and delivering asbestos awareness training to the young people and staff involved in the scheme. The project, in partnership with Springboard Training in Sunderland, will give homeless young people in the North East the opportunity to...
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