With the year speeding to a close, we sit here surrounded by new opportunities. On the World stage we have a new American President which is, we believe, a very positive thing, and a global recession which is a very high concern to all businesses and family budget holders. 2008 will be remembered for many things.
On our own stage, we have many positive things going on. We have reported some of these to you over the past months and I am delighted to report that we now have a signed agreement to supply another very large customer with our products and services.
The seminar entitled: CDM 2007: Reducing the Cost of Compliance will be introduced by Suresh Kumath, Divisional Head - Public Realm. It will include a presentation by Satbir Gill who is a senior manager in the LBH Highways department.
We have worked closely with Satbir and his team over many months, leading on from the ground-breaking work carried out by Fred Robinson before he retired earlier this year. The story that Hounslow have to tell is remarkable. They have implemented a remotely hosted solution in record time, converted their entire CDM thinking into 'Structures' led Health & Safety Files, and added a policy-led auditing system which is, we believe, second to none.
If you would like an invitation to this seminar, please contact us as places at the LBH facility will be limited.
The HSE's asbestos awareness campaign continues to make the news with a fair amount of local TV coverage. The personal histories that are catalogued by this campaign are horrific; the latest concern school workers. If you are not yet 'aware' of the issues surrounding asbestos I can only commend that you visit the HSE's web site as a starting point.
The HSE's web site includes information about advertising, videos, posters and case studies available for those interested in more information.
Readers should have a look at the excellent monthly newsletter produced by Callsafe and review the issues that impact on their areas of interest.
We regularly receive updates from our customers and contacts about changes to legislation, the latest rumours and so on. We try to be selective with what we pass on and acknowledge our sources as appropriate. If you have information of general interest in the Health & Safety, and particularly, CDM and Asbestos Management arena, then please let us know by e-mail if possible.