As members of ERA (European Radon Association), GeoShields Paul Colbeck has been invited to speak at the ERA Radon Week in Lugano Switzerland on the 24th – 28th September 2018. He will be presenting the UK perspective towards verification on Radon protection in new build construction. The week will see National and international members of the scientific community, radon testers, professionals of the built environment, educators, public stakeholders and business people attending the various seminars and workshops to learn and discuss the latest developments in Radon testing and mitigation as well as Government legislation throughout Europe. In addition to the Radon Mitigation course which is being taught by experts of Read More
The British Verification Council, has been created to meet the requirements of Independent Verification as described within CIRIA report C735 – Good practice on the testing and verification of protection systems. With the formulation of the British Verification Council standards are now in place for all Clients who seek competent verification & validation of a protective system application. A catalyst for the group was the clear need for an entirely independent organisation removed from installers and manufacturers of ground gas protection measures. The in depth scope of the verification of gas protection measures, as described in the main steering documents such as BS 8485:2015 code of practice for the design Read More
Studies have shown that increased exposure to Radon gas in the home or workplace has now become the second leading risk factor for lung cancer among smokers and it has become the leading risk factor among non‐smokers. The World Health Organisation Handbook on Indoor Radon has clearly indicated the magnitude and proliferation of radon exposure as a public health concern that has serious short-term and long-term implications. According to the National Health Service, exposure to this radioactive pollutant, Radon gas accounts for approximately 1,100 fatalities due to lung cancer. The current problem is that many people, firstly don’t understand what Radon is and they also don’t understand the implications of Read More
Paul Colbeck of GeoShield Limited recently obtained his ‘Assessing Competence in the Work Environment Level 3’ qualification. This is a comprehensive and nationally recognised qualification that covers the principles and practices of assessment including the assessment of occupational competence in the work environment. To become qualified to deliver and assess vocational qualifications in the work environment Paul had to put in a lot of hardwork and dedication before passing a variety of exams on topics such as how to assess competence based skills, the principles & practices of assessment and how to assess occupational competence in the workplace. As active Associate Members of the British Geomembrane Association (BGA) GeoShield are Read More
Are you involved in construction but feel that your prospects are limited, then becoming a GeoShieldVerification Officer may be the career move for you? GeoShield Ground Gas Protection Application Verification Services require a surveyor/engineer/technician who will eventually be qualified as a GeoShield Verification Officer. The surveying requirements are to primarily monitor the installation of Ground Gas Protection Membranes to ensure they follow the new regulations set down in BS 8485:2015 and CIRIA 735. Full training will be given to ensure the competency of the successful candidate as they will be part of each individual projects Pre-Con site management team. It is essential a prior knowledge of the construction industry is shown, from management Read More
GeoShield are proud to be hosting a Free CPD Accredited seminar for members of the Concrete Society.
GeoShield Ltd were proud to take part in the Ground Gas 2018 event which is focused on ground gas assessment, verification, validation and protection. Recent Government figures showed that there was a 15 per cent rise in the number of new houses built over the year and that since 2010 1.1 million homes have been built. The key to this development is the Government’s commitment to bring brownfield land back to use. Representatives of GeoShield Ltd are proud to be taking part in the Ground Gas 2018 event in London on March 1st 2018. The event hosted by Brownfield Briefing and the Environment Analyst is aiming to bring together regulators, Read More