Choosing a Fire Risk Assessor

Choosing a Fire Risk Assessor

Martin Celebrates 20 years with ACS

Martin Celebrates 20 years with ACS

40th Anniversary for ACS

Roger's summary for 40th anniversary

40th Anniversary for ACS

CDM Regulations for RSLs

We have been building large structures for thousands of years. For most of history construction was done with scant regard for Health & Safety. The result is an industry with very high accident rates and buildings which are often difficult to service. The original CDM Regulations of 1994 were an attempt to bring together clients, designers and constructors to highlight hazards and reduce risks at the design stage. Although very worthy in ambition, the result was a system which introduced extra personnel into the project team and was generally thought to be overly bureaucratic. The 2015 Regulations are an attempt to embed the principles of CDM into projects, particularly smaller projects, by a more simple and linear structure whilst reducing bureaucracy. The CDM Coordinator has been removed and responsibility of managing the health and safety of a construction project is clearly placed on the three main duty holders viz. Client/Landlord, the Principal Designer and the Principal Contractor. ACS are ready to guide RSLs through the new Regulations, their requirements and how they affect them in planning construction, refurbishment or demolition projects.

CDM Regulations for RSLs

EVH and ACS Setting The Standard

In 1977 I began work on developing tests to identify asbestos. At the time there were no HSE guidance notes and no industry standards. My investigations took in x-ray diffraction, infra red spectroscopy, polarised light microscopy and electron microscopy. Eventually I helped choose the dispersion staining microscopy technique; the current standard set out in HSE Guidance. This was just the start of a much longer journey. Fast forward 20 years and I was approached by Foster Evans, who many may remember. Foster was the then Director of EVH and he recognised the need for Health & Safety Management in the rapidly growing RSL sector. After two years of research, development and testing the EVH/ACS Health and Safety Manual was introduced. The Manual, backed up by training and technical services from ACS, gives guidance on managing all aspects of H&S within RSLs. The system has been installed in over 160 RSLs. It has been applauded by EVH members, the HSE, the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland and the Association of British Insurers. Our system has very much become the benchmark for Health and Safety Management in Scotland.

EVH and ACS Setting The Standard

Emma Willey featured on Scottish Construction Now

Emma Willey featured on Scottish Construction Now

5 Star Asbestos Project Management

5 Star Asbestos Project Management

Keeping children safe, happy and engaged is what you do.

We can help with that.

Keeping children safe, happy and engaged is what you do.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar

Roger's thoughts... Breathe. A single asbestos fibre won’t kill you.

A very interesting article written by our Managing Director Roger Willey and first published in his LinkedIn profile

Roger's thoughts... Breathe. A single asbestos fibre won’t kill you.