Longer nights, cooler days, the anticipation of Christmas, our 2004 Plan. These are just some of the issues that are flying past our noses as we settle into September 2003 after an unusually hot and dry summer.
With 262 days to go, how are your plans for asbestos management coming on? The Expert Witness E-Wire warns us that "the implementation of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 will create an explosion of litigation". We are learning from our industry watchers that the volume of prosecutions is already rising and the level of fines is too. 21 May 2004 is the key date!
We are ready to help and support you in your endeavours through our regular Health & Safety Seminar programme at Bletchley Park. Key speaker Stephen Wright, HSE's construction industry policy maker, will be briefing attendees on the latest information about the CDM regulations - will they stay, will they go, will they change? - and our partners will be there to brief you on some really important asbestos management related matters. So there is something there for everyone.
There is a full brief on the presentations for this event on our web site. The seminar costs £95 plus VAT per attendee (with a discount for ToolKit™ users) and includes a buffet lunch, refreshments and an optional tour of the world famous Bletchley Park. Attendees in the past have found this a really value packed event and many continue to come back again and again. Please book on line or call us direct. Payment has to be in advance and we accept credit card payments for this event.
We are introducing a new series of free briefings & demonstrations about asbestos management and our software solution ToolKit CS™ Asbestos. Taking place at Leighton Buzzard, we have some dates available during the next 6 weeks and details are available on our web site or from us direct if you prefer to call us. This is an opportunity to get to know us, our solutions and benefits to evaluate how we can help your business manage asbestos successfully, cost effectively, within the legal framework required.
October 13th sees the start of the European Week for Safety & Health at Work, which this year focuses on Dangerous Substances, including asbestos. With just over six months before the new duty to manage comes into force, the 'Week' provides an ideal opportunity to kick the Campaign into a higher gear. A dedicated HSE webpage for European Week is available at www.hse.gov.uk/euroweek.
Please review our web pages or call us for more information on our CDM and Asbestos Management products. We have recently introduced two new data sheets for our ToolKit CS™ Asbestos and ToolKit CS™ CDM software products. They are available as PDF file downloads from our web site or as printed copies.