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Waste Storage Containers

The Environment Agency defines hazardous waste as that which contains substances or has properties that might be harmful to human health or to the environment. As well as chemicals, many everyday items such as fluorescent tubes, televisions and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste and, as such, require special handling and processing. In April […]

RJS is an expert asbestos firm with offices in Oxford

We have over 10 years experience providing asbestos surveying in Oxford Oxford has existed as a settlement since the 8th century and as a city from the 16th century. It has a wealth of historic buildings including the remains of Oxford Castle, the cathedral and many sites associated with the world famous University. The city’s […]

The Waste Hierarchy

Waste is traditionally the last consideration of any company because it has been seen as not contributing to their bottom line. If anything it was a nuisance that had to be dealt with but only when all other aspects of the business had been defined. This is no longer the case. With costs associated with […]

Asbestos Surveys Throughout Southern England

Although not as heavily industrialised as the North of England used to be there are still a large number of industrial estates throughout the South as well as schools, colleges and universities. RJS Waste Management have fully qualified asbestos surveyors and cover the following areas. We offer asbestos surveys in Hampshire including: Winchester Portsmouth Southampton […]

Types of Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Management Surveys, Asbestos Builidng Surveys, Type 2 Asbestos Surveys……. Confused by which type of Asbestos Survey is Needed? If you are responsible for the maintenance of a property or you are planning to carry out any sort of building work you must first determine the presence and extent of any asbestos containing materials. The […]

Asbestos Surveyors

The primary guidance document for asbestos surveying is called HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide. This document is produced by the Health & Safety Executive and is aimed at both asbestos surveyors and those with responsibility for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises, who will want to commission surveyors. The guidance is punctuated throughout with green boxes […]

Asbestos Awareness

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 specify three levels of training that are required when asbestos containing materials (ACMs) may be present. Any time that work is being carried out on ACMs, such as Asbestos Insulating Board, and that the control limit for fibre release is likely to be exceeded the contractor must be licensed […]

How the 2009 changes to waste classification will effect the waste industry

Since the 1960s hazardous materials have been labelled using the now familiar square orange symbols. These symbols were included in the most recent UK legislation – the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 but are now to be slowly phased out in favour of new international symbols. The new legislation, referred to […]

When does a Duty to Manage Asbestos cover domestic premises?

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 places a duty to manage asbestos onto persons or organisations that are responsible for maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises. Many people are unclear how this legislation affects premises in the grey area between domestic and non-domestic such as flats or social housing. What most […]