UKAS Accredited Asbestos Inspection Bodies (AIB) launch Industry Blog

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Further to the HSE Asbestos Survey Guide (HSG 264) UKAS Accredited Inspection Bodies launch Industry Blog

Following the recent HSE publication of HSG 264 – the Asbestos Survey Guide, a brand new asbestos surveying, industry-focused blog has been formed. The blog has been developed to further promote HSE’s message that client need to ensure they select competent organisations and that this can clearly be demonstrated by selecting UKAS accredited or certified surveyors for asbestos surveys. This is a membership-based website that lists UKAS Accredited organisations in the UK.

The Blog is an information portal which uses the latest Web 2.0 technologies and is supported by a heavyweight PR Campaign, its main objective: to drive relevant traffic to the site, promote UKAS Accredited organisations and clearly identify the benefits that can be derived through the use of accredited professional experienced consultancies. -helping Duty Holder avoid the use of non-competent companies who appear to offer consultancy and surveying services, from winning asbestos consultancy work.

UKAS currently accredits over 100 asbestos inspection bodies to carry out asbestos surveys. Any UKAS Accredited body can sign up to the AIB Blog where their companies and services will be highly promoted.

John Richards, Managing Director of analytical and surveying firm, Thames Laboratories said:
“The HSG 264 Asbestos Survey Guide strongly recommends the use of an accredited, competent surveyor to carry out an asbestos survey. The AIB Blog is a collaboration aimed at promoting UKAS Accredited organisations who should be the first choice for companies who have to commission surveys for asbestos.”

He went on to say “Non UKAS Accredited firms will be hit hard by this Guidance since the release of the HSG 264 document, it has been reported that non-accredited companies are already seeing their insurance policies being revoked on that basis.”

The AIB Blog, will encourage subscribers to participate in ‘comment and debate’ sessions via Blog posts. This has many benefits for subscribers, namely, the online promotion of best practice from their individual organisations via articles, press releases, news stories, video and podcasts.

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AIB is managed by Simply Marcomms limited and is an ATAC (Asbestos Testing and Consultancy) initiative.

Further information can be requested through Kirstie Colledge,
Simply Marcomms Limited, 18 Generator Hall, Electric Wharf, Coventry, CV1 4JL
Tel: 0870 199 4044

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