Iphone iOS 11 software update to support Asbestos Labelling QR Codes Iphone iOS 11 software update to support Asbestos Labelling QR Codes 18th September 2017

The new iOS 11 software will feature a built-in QR scanner, which is great news for Lucion customers, meaning quicker access to their Asbestos Labelling QR Codes.

Asbestos in schools – the role of reassurance air monitoring Asbestos in schools – the role of reassurance air monitoring 13th September 2017

Currently, asbestos air testing in schools is only routinely carried out following asbestos repairs or removal works. However, modern air monitoring and analytical techniques using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) provide the means to accurately and regularly measure any risks to occupants and enable the appropriate remedial actions to be taken.

HSE Reviews frequency of medicals required CAR2012 HSE Reviews frequency of medicals required CAR2012 11th September 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reviewing the frequency of medical examinations for workers carrying out licensed work under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012).

How to effectively manage asbestos in schools How to effectively manage asbestos in schools 9th September 2017

There are strict Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and legal duties on schools aimed at reducing the risks to health that asbestos contained in building materials (ACMs) poses, and there should no longer be any excuse for anyone being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of airborne asbestos fibres in education premises.

£1m fine after worker dies following ladder fall £1m fine after worker dies following ladder fall 8th September 2017

As reported by BBC News a cake manufacturing firm has been fined £1m over the death of a worker at its factory in Hull.

Asbestos in schools – removal or reassurance? Asbestos in schools – removal or reassurance? 3rd September 2017

SEM enables asbestos in air to be quantified to very low levels, typically achieving lower limits of detection to 0.0005 fibres/ cm 3 and below, compared to the 0.01 fibres/cm 3 capability of standard phase contrast microscopy (PCM).

Bristol Construction firm fined £145,000 for H&S failings Bristol Construction firm fined £145,000 for H&S failings 30th August 2017

As reported by the HSE online, a Bristol-based construction company has been fined for failing to ensure construction work was planned and managed, despite previous warnings.

Using SEM Technology to detect asbestos in schools Using SEM Technology to detect asbestos in schools 16th August 2017

The analysis of air filter samples using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is recommended as it’s more effective than standard techniques such as PCM.

Lucion appoints three new business development consultants Lucion appoints three new business development consultants 15th August 2017

Lucion have recently internally appointed three Business Development Consultants to join its growing commercial team across the UK.

SEM VS PCM SEM VS PCM 14th August 2017

This infographic explains the benefits of SEM against the industry standard technique PCM, and why SEM should be used to provide a true reading.

Lucion’s new schools campaign highlights advantages of SEM technology Lucion’s new schools campaign highlights advantages of SEM technology 13th August 2017

Risk management and occupational safety specialists Lucion Services have launched a new campaign to highlight the hazards of asbestos containing materials in schools.

HSE looks to re-write law to lower frequency of asbestos medicals HSE looks to re-write law to lower frequency of asbestos medicals 7th August 2017

The HSE is examining ways to change the law to lower the frequency of medical checks for workers carrying out licensed work under the Control of Asbestos Regulations

Lucion announces plans for further investment in staff ahead of future growth Lucion announces plans for further investment in staff ahead of future growth 27th July 2017

Lucion Services is extending its Gateshead operations after securing a further property next to its existing laboratory

Care home fined £50k for several fire safety failings Care home fined £50k for several fire safety failings 25th July 2017

As reported by SHP Online a care home company in Cheshire has been fined £50,000 after admitting to serious breaches of fire safety regulations.

Grenfell: Safety organisations to meet government Grenfell: Safety organisations to meet government 14th July 2017

leading safety bodies are set to meet ministers for talks on the UK’s building and fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the House of Lords heard yesterday.

Sentencing Council plans to increase workplace manslaughter jail terms Sentencing Council plans to increase workplace manslaughter jail terms 10th July 2017

individuals found guilty of the most serious gross negligence manslaughter offences following workplace accidents could face up to 18 years in jail