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Radon - Measurements and Monitoring

Radon - Measurements and Monitoring

Exposure to radon gas not only increases the risk of lung cancer but radon is the second highest cause of lung cancer in the UK with over 1100 annual deaths each year (smoking being the highest cause) and as such, understanding the level of radon and potential exposure in the workplace is fundamental to determining and managing the risk. David Gilmour, business manager for the Environment & Safety team aims to outline the process and explain the importance of monitoring radon exposure in the workplace.…

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Overcoming Hazardous Materials

Overcoming Hazardous Materials

There are a variety of materials commonly found within the rail environment which are classified as hazardous materials The presence of such materials may pose a risk to the health of staff or members of the public, and while some are fairly innocuous unless disturbed or released, others present a greater risk due to their presence.…

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Phase One Environmental Surveys: Managing the Environmental Risk with a Desk Top Study

Phase One Environmental Surveys: Managing the Environmental Risk with a Desk Top Study

Various activities undertaken at industrial sites can pose a potential environmental risk to that site or the surrounding environment. Commonly, previous occupants of a site or neighbouring premises can significantly impact on the contamination levels present in the land.…

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Monitor Your Way to Compliant Effluent Discharge

Monitor Your Way to Compliant Effluent Discharge

Managing environmental pollution is a legal requirement, part of your corporate responsibility and a cost-saving opportunity for businesses too. Trade effluent and discharging waste water can be a costly necessity for organisations, but correctly managing and monitoring your industrial waste water can save money and minimise your impact on the environment.…

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Managing Ecology on the Rail

Managing Ecology on the Rail

Ensuring smooth operation and safety on the railways is often the most important consideration for many rail operators but sharing our environment with wildlife may not always be front of mind. The railway can provide habitat to a number of species and there is great opportunity to creating positive biodiversity around the railway. But rail construction projects, maintenance on a rail depot or trains passing on an active rail line can also have a negative impact on a number of species. To limit this, there are a number of legal requirements in place which can lead to potential prosecution if these requirements are not fulfilled.…

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Why is Air Quality Testing So Important?

Why is Air Quality Testing So Important?

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent estimation that air pollution costs EU economies over £1 trillion every year has made air quality testing an increasingly pressing issue in Europe. Further figures from the WHO suggest poor air quality is responsible for around 500,000 deaths in Europe and 3.4 million globally every year, a worrying statistic.…

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