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Jacobs show support for global asbestos awareness week

11th April 2016

20In recognition of Global Asbestos Awareness Week, Lucion has provided special asbestos training and advice for Jacobs Engineering who provide global multi-disciplinary engineering design and project management solutions for high profile clients.

The special event was held in Jacobs’ Worcester office and saw asbestos specialists from Lucion providing an overview of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) and the steps required to ensure compliance with the various regulations.

Jacobs were awarded the Worcestershire Framework in 2014 and provide professional design services to the County Council. The office consists of around 24 design staff serving their main client, Worcestershire County Council and also undertaking work for Horizon and the EFA from their offices at Whittington Hall, Worcestershire.

Lucion has supported a number of Jacobs Framework Clients, particularly the North Yorkshire County Council’s framework where Lucion provide asbestos services across the County.

 

Ross Boulton, Sustainability Director at Lucion said: “This event was specifically arranged to recognise the significance of Global Asbestos Awareness Week. For those responsible for maintaining buildings and estates, wherever asbestos is present the key question is how it can be dealt with safely.

“The training we provided was tailored for the current projects that Jacobs are involved in, with allied and partner organisations from Worcestershire County Council, Place Partnership, Worcester City and some schools representatives also in attendance. The session was designed to build on the general awareness of employees, with the use of mock demonstrations of both analytical processes and removal control measures aiding the delivery.”

 

Global Asbestos Awareness Week is an annual worldwide campaign from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) that aims to eliminate the use of asbestos. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease, equalling 300 deaths per day. Only 55 countries have banned asbestos and in many parts of the world workers are still being exposed to daily risks, with potentially life threatening consequences.

Lucion provides environmental risk management, asbestos surveys and UKAS accredited inspection and laboratory testing services. In addition, the Group’s training division provides a range of specialist health and safety training courses that can be tailored to meet clients’ needs.

Find out more about Lucion’s range of training courses by clicking here.

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