Back in 2017, we announced that not only was GHT able to provide Fit2Fit accredited fit testing services, we also gained approval from BSiF for our Train the Tester courses in both Qualitative (taste test) and Quantitivate (Portacount ambient particle count) methods. You can read the original article HERE We are proud to announce that last week, we were able to add our long term, loyal employee, Dave Warner to our Fit2Fit portfolio as a Fit2Fit accredited professional. Congratulations Dave! You can find us and Dave listed on the Fit2Fit Directory here: Dave Warner Fit Tester Fit2Fit approved Training Organisation You can find out more or speak to a member of our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org / 023 92 728040 to discuss options for testing or training services Research indicates that up to 50% of all respiratory protective equipment (RPE) used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed – one of the major reasons is that it simply does not fit! This puts the health of employees at risk. In view of these major concerns with safety in the workplace, the British Safety Industry Federation, along with the HSE and other industry stakeholders, has developed a competency scheme for Fit Test Providers. The Fit2Fit RPE Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme is designed to confirm the competency of any person performing face piece fit testing. It is a legal requirement that workers using tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent person. Holding this accreditation will ensure that any RPE a company provides to employees fits them properly and that the face fit test was carried out competently.
”EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits (Fourth edition, published 2020). Containing the List of Workplace Exposure Limits for Use with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended). Approved for use with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. The latest version of EH40/2005 has been updated to include new and revised workplace exposure limits (WELs) introduced by European Commission Directive (EU) 2017/2398. It will guide those responsible for controlling exposure to hazardous substances at work. ” (source HSE) The WELs listed in Table 1 of EH40/2005 ‘workplace exposure limits’ supersede any WELs contained in other HSE guidance or publications. You can view the updated document online or you can download the PDF EH40/2005 4th Edition 2020
Daily rate £ TBD Portsmouth (With some travel opportunities within the UK) We have an exciting opportunity for experienced, independent lecturers to support us with the delivery of a range of W & P series of BOHS qualifications. You will be given full administrative support and work closely with the training manager to deliver BOHS courses. All equipment is provided for training & practical purposes. Lecturing opportunities available for: W201 – Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene W501 – Measurement of Hazardous Substances (core) W503 – Assessment and Control of Noise (core) W505 – Control of Hazardous Substances (core) W507 – Health Effects of Hazardous Substances (core) W502 – Assessment and Control of the Thermal Environment P304 – COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Qualifications & Experience Either be a qualified Occupational Hygienist- holding BIOH/IOA or hold the respective qualification for the course you teachApproved by BOHS to deliver the respective course* (We can submit your CV to BOHS to review & gain approval)A good working knowledge of the relevant disciplines involved Proficient with Microsoft office packageExperienced lecturer for the respective courseExcellent communications skillsAble to work independently Able to use own initiative and have a flexible approachA level 3 qualification or above in teaching is desirable but not essential Key Responsibilities You will demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with GHT’s values of Integrity, Respect and Professionalism. You shall be representing Gully Howard Technical, delivering the company course material at our Portsmouth centre and off-site at various client locations within the UK as agreed on a case by case basis. GHT will provide access to all intellectual property & materials required to deliver training as required. You will be audited once every 2 years and will work with GHT regarding half-yearly reviews of training success rates, to ensure that our delegates success rates remain positive and above average. We provide lunches and refreshments for all on-site courses here in Portsmouth. To find out more contact Kirsty Phillips on email@example.com or apply via our training website: https://training.ghtechnical.com/contact/
Check out this image of one of our most recent, and most unusual asbestos finds! This drinks coaster was identified by one of our surveyors, who spotted it, sat on a coffee table, ready for use! Asbestos was used for many things in the past due to its heat and fire-resistant properties. This is a use we havent come across before! It just goes to show that it really can be found anywhere!
Gully Howard Technical is pleased to announce a new partnership with ventilation specialists Vent-Tech to bring you LEV training and services of the highest quality. Having known each other for many years and worked together in the past, GHT know that Vent-Tech provides top of the range expertise and quality for all things LEV. That’s why we don’t hesitate to recommend their LEV services and training to our customers. “Dust and fume extraction is so much more than a box-ticking exercise,” Adrian Sims, MD Vent-Tech. Adrian Sims, MD, sits on the board of ILEVE (the Institute of LEV Engineers) and the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) Ventilation Committee and LEV Committee. He is currently working with the HSE on a LEV awareness project to be delivered to Chambers of Commerce across the UK. “We firmly believe that dust and fume extraction is more than just a health and safety compliance process. According to the HSE, an estimated 13,000 people die each year from past workplace exposure, and there are 14,000 new cases of breathing and lung problems every year. Getting dust and fume extraction right saves lives. Therefore, we are not only determined as a company to operate to the highest possible standards, but also to drive the industry forward.” Adrian Sims, MD Vent-Tech. If you want the best LEV advice, training, installation and maintenance, get in touch with Vent-Tech today. Find out more about Vent-Tech here: https://www.vent-tech.co.uk/ Vent Tech offers the full range of P600 LEV courses in a variety of locations, including our centre, in Portsmouth. Dates can be found on their website or by getting in touch with a member of GHT or Vent Tech. For all other Occupational Hygiene and asbestos training and services, GHT offers the full suite of Occupational Hygiene Modules plus a range of other training services across: AsbestosSurveyingHealth & SafetyLegionellaOccupational HygieneErgonomicsThermal/ThermographyNoiseRPE & Fit2Fit training GHT seeks to deliver a quality service to our customers with a team that is valued to the highest degree. Our motto has always been “client focussed, employee centred”. We are accredited by many important regulatory bodies, which we proudly feel demonstrates not only compliance but a real culture of quality. With Jonathan Grant, MD GHT, being a member of various boards and working groups including BOHS, FAAM and NORAC, we are well-positioned to provide you with the highest quality services that the industry can offer. Jonathan will be opening the upcoming FAAM conference this November, with a talk titled ‘An Ethical Question’.
OH2020 Bristol, Occupational Hygiene Conference, BOHS Are you attending OH2020? Then why not join us for Occupational Hygiene training as part of your travel plans? Gully Howard Technical will be running Occupational Hygiene courses either side of the OH2020 conference, aimed at supporting Occupational Hygienists, in particular, those who are non-UK based professionals. The OH2020 conference, the leading international OH conference, runs from 20-23rd April 2020 in Bristol, UK. Conference attendees will be eligible for up to £250 discount per course, per person (T&Cs apply). We provide full support and guidance, including travel and accommodation arrangements to ensure that you receive the best experience possible. W201 Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene – 17-20th April 2020 W505 Control of Hazardous Substances – 27th April-1st May 2020 Standard T&Cs apply, in addition, the following terms apply: Delegates can receive up to £250 off their fee upon providing evidence of a conference ticket or attendance confirmation. W201 – Discount £150 W505 – Discount £250 To find out more or to book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org Get in touch here to discuss your requirements and how GHT can support you with your training needs. To find out about what other courses we offer, visit our training website
Don’t forget, we offer all of our courses privately and are experienced in delivering training globally. You can get in touch with us HERE to get a quote or find out more. To book your place on a course, you do so by either completing our booking form, via our website or by clicking on the relevant course below. (A PDF version of this email is available for download HERE ) W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances (core) 6th-9th June 14th-18th September W502 Assessment and Control of the Thermal Environment 11th-15th May 7th-11th December W503 Assessment and Control of Noise (core) 13th-17th January 16th-20th November W504 Assessment and Control of Asbestos 18th-22nd May 19th-23rd October W505 Control of Hazardous Substances (core) 12th-16th October W506 – Ergonomics Essentials (Including Manual Handling & DSE) 9th-13th November W507 Health Effects Of Hazardous Substances (core) 24th-28th February 21st-25th September P402 Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos (inc Risk Assessment and Risk Strategies) 4th-6th February; P405 Safe Management of Asbestos in Buildings 10th-13th February 15th-18th June 1st-4th December P900 Control of Legionella in Domestic Hot and Cold Water Systems 9th March 14th June P901 Legionella – Management and Control of Building Hot and Cold Water Services 10th March 15th June P903 Legionella – Management and Control of Evaporative Cooling & Other High Risk Industrial Water Systems 11th March 16th June P600 Foundation: Methods for Testing the Performance of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems 17th June 27th April P601 Proficiency: Thorough Examination And Testing Of LEV Systems 18th-21st February 28th April-1st May Fit2Fit RPE Face-Fit Testing Training Quantitative (This course does not award delegates Fit2Fit accreditation, to gain the accreditation you will need to take additional steps. Find out more in the downloads section HERE) 16th March 1st July 5th October Fit2Fit RPE Face-Fit Testing Training Qualitative (This course does not award delegates Fit2Fit accreditation, to gain the accreditation you will need to take additional steps. Find out more in the downloads section HERE)17th March 2nd July 6th October Face Fit Testing open days – By appointment only 18th March 3rd July 7th October Category B Non Licensed Asbestos Training (Task Manual) (Manual booking form required) 21st January 3rd March 9th June Additional courses we offer are listed below. To find out more, simply email email@example.com E-Learning Asbestos Awareness Accredited Course E-Learning Roofing specific Asbestos Awareness Accredited Course E-Learning Working at Height (GHT course) Category A, Asbestos Awareness Category B, Asbestos Non-Licensed, Task Manual LEV Awareness (GHT course) Face Fit Train the Tester (GHT course) Please note, these dates are subject to change*
To support non-UK nationals to protect themselves from asbestos exposure at work. There has, for some time, been a growing recognition that training does not have to mean making every delegate an expert, but teaching them what they need to know in their line of work. Back in December 2018, Gully Howard Technical (GHTechnical) pledged support to RoofCert. a four-year accreditation programme jointly funded by CITB and NFRC that aims to bring together all aspects of the training that is relevant and useful to roofers. ‘With approximately 13% (109,000) of the Construction workforce being non-UK nationals, there is a need to support learning, by providing courses in other languages.’ As part of our support towards this excellent initiative, GHTechnical has partnered with the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) to create an accredited Roofing Industry-specific e-learning training course. This is a low-cost asbestos awareness course, which takes about an hour and can be completed on any device, including the worker’s own phone, with or without wifi or signal. Since the launch back September, the course has been completed by hundreds of professionals within the Roofing industry. GHTechnical has been investigating new ways to continue to support the construction industry with valuable training and are proud to announce, that they will be launching the first in a series of translated e-learning courses. First up: Roofing Specific Asbestos Awareness in Polish, due to be launched in October 2019. Research carried out in 2016 revealed that 40% of construction workers do not check for an asbestos register before commencing site work. With around 1.5 million site-based construction staff employed in the UK – of which almost 48,000 are roofers – that amounts to over 580,000 workers who are at risk from avoidable asbestos exposure on the job. ‘We are looking for Polish speaking volunteers…’ With approximately 13% (109,000) of the Construction workforce being non-UK nationals, there is a need to support learning, by providing courses in other languages. EU8 Refers to Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Source ONS GHTechnical would like to hear from Polish speaking, Roofing industry professionals who are willing to complete the Polish course free of charge. In exchange for completing the course and providing feedback, GHTechnical will email you your certificate which is valid for 1 year with a free renewal course when you are next due to complete your training (In accordance with CAR2012). Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Access the English versions of the various asbestos e-learning courses HERE (enquire to email@example.com for a volume quote) NFRC members receive a 40% discount. Contact GHTechnical to receive your discount Other related articles: https://buildingproducts.co.uk/asbestos-awareness-course-for-roofers-launched/ https://www.total-contractor.co.uk/a-big-day-for-the-roofing-and-cladding-sector/ https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/health-safety-news/tackling-exposure-asbestos/56570/
Gully Howard Technical has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (16th-22nd September 2019) and will be raising awareness about the importance of gas safety. The ninth annual Gas Safety Week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters with a focus on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable – from advice about how to keep vulnerable loved ones gas safe, to raising awareness of using a registered engineer who is legally qualified, to ensure consumers don’t become vulnerable to illegal gas work though lack of awareness. Kirsty Phillips, Training Manager at Gully Howard Technical said: “As a company with a strong focus on Hygiene, Health & Safety, through consultancy, surveying and training; we support any initiative that is aimed at educating and protecting people whether at work or home from potential hazards such as gas.” Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week this year to help spread important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s so vital that we help people to know not to cut corners with gas and always ask a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to work on gas appliances at their home to stay gas safe.” Keep up-to-date with Gas Safe Register’s updates and advice throughout Gas Safety Week by following @GasSafeRegister on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and search #GSW19. To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips: Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness. If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999. Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.Don’t cut corners – only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home. Always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on. Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or by calling on 0800 408 5500. Gas Safe Register is the registration body appointed by the Health and Safety Executive to manage the register of qualified gas engineers in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey. It is a legal requirement for anyone carrying out domestic and commercial gas work to be registered and comply with the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998. The register of more than 130,000 gas engineers held by Gas Safe Register aims to protect people from unsafe gas work. Gas Safe Register assesses the competence of engineers by inspecting the gas work they have carried out to make sure they are safe to work on gas. Gas Safe Register is focused on gas safety and campaigns to raise awareness of gas safety risks associated with using illegal gas workers. Gas Safe Register deals with all aspects of the downstream gas industry covered by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. It covers both piped natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI gas registration scheme in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009.www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk Follow us on twitter @GasSafeRegister | @GasSafetyWeek
16-18th September 2019 The full OEESC conference programme is available! This year’s Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals (OEESC) conference, is taking place in Dublin from 16 – 18 September 2019. Experts from around the world will discuss the very latest issues that affect skin exposure management. The programme includes inspiring plenary sessions; thought-provoking scientific and technical sessions; alongside the practical aspects of reducing ill health due to skin exposure. Book now to reserve your place, and join other researchers; practitioners; regulators; dermatologists; health and safety professionals; occupational health advisers; occupational hygienists; toxicologists; and product formulators – to share expertise and the latest developments. For full details and to book your place: https://www.oeesc.com/
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