Issue 002 December 2011

Asbestos Removal within two “LIVE” Care Homes carried out with No Disruption to Occupants

Following the completion of asbestos removal works to two high profile Care Homes we are proud to announce that everything went like clockwork. The contracts involved a huge amount of pre-planning due to the logistical problems of carrying out removal works throughout occupied residential premises. CORE worked closely on a daily basis with the Care Home site managers to ensure everyone was informed of daily activities and the procedures being carried out. During the contracts duration one of the sites was visited by Local Authority Environmental Health Officers who after carrying out their own audit raised no issues or concerns with any of the work activities being carried out. Both contracts were completed on programme and within budget with no disruption to residents, staff or the daily activities of the Care Homes.

 

License Renewal due Next Quarter

Come 19th April 2012 a whole 12 months will have passed since being granted our first asbestos license. We have all worked extremely hard and have set down company bench marks which we constantly strive to improve upon to achieve our goal, to be the best we can possibly be within the industry and not just a company that conforms to the minimum requirements/guidelines required to operate. We have had a number of HSE/Local Authority site visits since starting all by different inspectors who will have formed an opinion on how we operate and conduct ourselves. We anticipate that we will still have a number of site visits prior to our license renewal interview so keep up the good work and any suggestions on where we can improve our quality or performance.

 

New Van Purchased

We have purchased an additional company van (Citroën Nemo) the vehicle will be used by management to enable a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of travelling to destinations to quote work and audit sites.

 

New Business Premises Acquired

The company has now acquired business premises in Nechells, although only a shell at the moment we have plans to install an office, kitchen area and a racked out storage facility. We are hoping to relocate and be operating from the new premises in January/February.

 

Compounds to DCU’s and Skips

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As you are all aware it is company policy and a requirement of our insurance that DCU’s and lockable waste containers are secured within a lockable compound or Heras fenced off.

This is not just to prevent against damage and theft but also provides a fixed safety barrier to prevent unauthorised access to third parties.

 

HSE Prosecutions

Workers exposed to asbestos fibres

A building contractor has been fined £12,000 plus £2,148.50 costs after asbestos containing materials were disturbed. The contractor had failed to undertake an asbestos survey prior to commencement of work which resulted in the building becoming contaminated and construction workers being exposed to asbestos fibres.

University Fined for asbestos failings

A University has been fined £10,000 plus £12,759 costs for putting staff, students and contractors at risk of exposure to asbestos.

The event happened after a lecturer became trapped in a room after the door handle broke. After being released debris was noticed around the door handle which proved to be AIB lining within the door, upon further investigation it was found that a number of areas across the University had been subject to asbestos surveys which had highlighted asbestos containing materials or even debris, yet no remedial action had been taken.

Appointment of New Contracts Manager

The company would like to welcome the arrival of Ken Amos at the start of the New Year.

Ken will be taking the position of Contracts Manager on a three day a week basis, Ken brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from within the industry and will be a valuable asset to the company.

Ken’s role will be to further develop our ever growing client list, overseeing the daily running of contracts and carrying out site audits.

Congratulations to Decklyn

We would all like to congratulate Decklyn on his successful completion of the New Operative Asbestos Training Course. As a new inexperienced Asbestos Operative Decklyn will be further assisted with onsite company training to further his knowledge and to progress his skills within the asbestos industry.

New Clients this Quarter

  • Age Care Old People’s Homes
  • Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Bagnalls
  • BCOP Care Homes
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Middletons
  • Sandwell NHS Trust
  • University Hospital Birmingham

 

Company Goals for Next Quarter

  • To move into new business premises
  • To undertake employee appraisals
  • To purchase an additional decontamination unit
  • To purchase new corporate clothing
  • To review all company documentation
  • To revise the current company broacher
  • To have a website up and running
  • To appoint an employee to take over the company van
  • To look at joining either ARCA or ACAD

 

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