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Protecting Your Rail Operations Against Cold Weather

Protecting Your Rail Operations Against Cold Weather

With colder spells becoming increasingly commonplace and winter looming ever closer, train operators and facilities managers across the UK will no doubt be thinking about how they can maintain safe, efficient operations for their rolling stock as the harsher weather sets in. David Gilmour, business manager for SOCOTEC’s Environment & Safety Services, answers a range of frequently asked questions on how to keep your railways operational this winter.…

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Meet the Asbestos Team: A Day in the Life of a Laboratory Analyst

Meet the Asbestos Team: A Day in the Life of a Laboratory Analyst

Tom Pratt has worked as a laboratory analyst for SOCOTEC for the last four years, being responsible for managing the workload within the lab and ensuring that agreed turnaround times are met by allocating appropriate resources to each particular work stream. In this piece, Tom outlines his key responsibilities of his varied role, which ranges from quality control checks to laboratory tours.…

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Rail Surveys – What You Need and Why Your Project's Success Depends On Them

Rail Surveys – What You Need and Why Your Project's Success Depends On Them

When undertaking any form of construction or upgrade works in proximity to the UK’s rail infrastructure, a range of surveys are first required. Neil Yakes, survey manager at SOCOTEC Monitoring – formerly ITM Monitoring explains why surveys are required for rail projects, what is involved in each type of survey and why they are important to the overall success of a rail project.…

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Supporting the Rail Industry- REF 2019 Preview

Supporting the Rail Industry- REF 2019 Preview

Our annual event, the Railway Environmental Forum (REF), is around the corner once again, with only three weeks to go, we’re looking forward to welcoming delegates to discuss a range of health and safety-related topics, including legionella, asbestos, occupational air monitoring and the importance of health and safety-related training.…

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Why Engage with Instrumentation and Monitoring Specialists Early?

Why Engage with Instrumentation and Monitoring Specialists Early?

The idea that involving specialist subcontractors early in a project makes for a more efficient delivery is nothing new. It is a topic that has been discussed in the construction industry for many years but, it is also a topic which remains incredibly relevant today. With the conversation about early engagement continuing, Stuart Fawcett - business development manager at SOCOTEC Monitoring, formerly ITM Monitoring - discusses why it is still something the industry should strive for.…

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