With only around 100 days to go to the instigation of the new 'duty to manage' asbestos, the latest BMA report about asbestosis seems a timely reminder to us all. The duty to manage asbestos in the workplace is founded on the need to save lives, not to increase bureaucracy.
As the BBC report on their web pages, With the "West 'facing asbestos epidemic' ... 100,000 people alive today will die from mesothelioma". The issue appears to be how many and when. With numbers rising year-on-year in the UK, damage claims are rising too. Equitas, the Lloyd's of London re-insurer, have just settled the largest single claim it faced for asbestos-related diseases, as it agreed to pay £317m to Halliburton, the oilfields services company.
The Duty to Manage Asbestos is part of the Control of Asbestos at Work (2002) regulations and sets out to protect the most vulnerable workers, tradesmen and maintenance workers by getting every workplace manager to assess the risks to workers as part of their management processes.
As a Microsoft Certified Partner, we make this easy to achieve with state of the art software. We are passionate about delivering easy to use, efficient systems. Built on our extensive experience in delivering large scale CDM management systems, our new Asbestos Management Software is ready to deliver, with training courses set up for users and administrators. This is backed up with supporting seminars and representatives from some of the UK's leading organisations. The HSE are included as speakers and reference points.
To make the purchasing decisions even easier, we have provided online demonstrations and promotional pricing for the next few months. We hope you will use the next 100 days to your best advantage and we look forward to hearing from you.
Please reserve your places now at another of our popular Health & Safety Seminars at Bletchley Park. Regulars will note that the theme this time is towards managing the regulations in the workplace with lessons from some of our largest companies in the UK.
- plus ToolKit CS™ Update and ad hoc demonstrations
Please see our web site for the registration pages and note that there is a charge of £95 plus VAT for attendance which includes both lunch and the option to tour the famous and fascinating Bletchley Park.
Please join us in Belgravia, London on 18th May 2004 at the Institute of Structural Engineers. We are organising a training course for Asbestos Managers at the invitation of the Institute. Details are on our web site.
Please see our new online demonstration of the ToolKit CS™ product for first time enquirers interested in our products. The demo is free and aims to give newcomers a look and feel of our products.
We have introduced some promotional prices for ToolKit CS™ - Asbestos Management Software to make it easier for you to become a user along with your own service suppliers wherever they are. Please contact us for details.
We have promotional prices for existing CDM ToolKit™ 2000 users to migrate them to ToolKit CS™. Please contact us for details.