fire management professional Articles

  • Professional Development through SHEilds

    Where to begin and where to go next If you’re thinking of starting an eLearning course with SHEilds it can be daunting knowing where to begin or indeed – if you’ve recently completed a qualification – where to go next; the purpose of this blog is to suggest a recommended route through a typical progression of health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Professional Advice for NEBOSH Success

    Maximising your Study and Exam Approach Following the success of our NEBOSH Quick Reference Sheet we released last week, I thought I would build on this with some extra advice for those students who really want to go the extra mile. Do you just want to pass? Or do you want to get a Distinction? Maybe even a Best Candidate Award? If you’re ambitious, ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • The Asbestos Management and Maintenance Program

    STEP ONE: ASSESSMENT AND SURVEYThe first step of the Asbestos Management Program is to do an asbestos survey to assess the location, identify the type of asbestos, the condition of the asbestos and identify a maintenance record. This asbestos inventory or assessment is usually carried out by an independent consulting firm. This assessment or survey will include: Identification and location of the ...


  • Things that can get you fired an environmental career has some unique challenges

    With the economy what it is, job security is a topic on most people’s minds. In a recent article distributed by FINS and The Wall Street Journal, Kelly Eggers  examined the top 10 things that one can do to get oneself fired.1 Indeed, a quick internet search can find dozens of similar “top reasons” for terminations. There is a common thread among all of these articles, such ...

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By 3E Company

  • Operating in a changing regulatory environment - Managing legal & regulatory compliance

    Introduction Rapid changes in the global marketplace mean that organisations across all sectors – financial, healthcare, utilities, automotive, manufacturing, transport - face increasing complexity in the regulatory environment. Changing regulatory landscape New compliance rules and regulations are evolving quickly and with disparity across regions. ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Managing Environment, Health and Safety Risks at the National Museums of Kenya for Sustainability

    AbstractUrban environmental policy cannot escape the dictates of global environmental requirements as stipulated by the principles of Stockholm Conference, Rio-Summit, and the Johannesburg Summit that includes multilateral environmental agreements. The National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is a public, educational, scientific and heritage management institution established in 1909. It has undergone ...


  • EPA targets electric utilities - the agency steps up efforts to manage coal ash damage

    Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards, or 1.1 billion gallons, of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant near Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2008 flooded some 300 acres of land, damaging property, polluting waterways, and killing fish. TVA will likely spend more than $500 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion dollars on the cleanup, says the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Assessing the damage and restoring the land at Vergelegen Wine Estate - case study

    NCC was contracted to provide 24 hour fire fighting services for the 29 days that the Vergelegen estate was under threat. With the support of NCC’s thorough reporting and professional guidance, the insurer awarded the costs of re-setting the Alien Vegetation Clearing Plan. From February through March 2009 devastating fires swept through the mountains above Somerset West, burning more ...

  • Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

    Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that a mix of factors is ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaint Response

    Hygieneering’s Industrial Hygiene department recently responded to Indoor Air Quality concerns by occupants in a hospital following a localized fire within their building.  The response including conducting air sampling for potential contaminants associated with the fire and an evaluation of remediation efforts.  Recommendations were provided to change air flow patterns to better ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Environmental leadership: Operating in lean times

    A Scott Adams cartoon illustrates the decision-making process for layoffs in dysfunctional companies: Dilbert and Wally are looking into a conference room where all the “pointy-haired” bosses are assembled to select who will be terminated. Wally is magically transformed into the proverbial fly on the wall and eavesdrops on the conversation: “Let’s focus on our priorities ...

  • Events organisers committed to green - case study

    Stillwater Sport and Entertainment approached NCC in 2009 to assist with writing up an Environemental Management Plan for the ProNutro African Xtrail. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment, a leader in the event management and brand activation industry, strives for bigger, better green events with the endorsement and assistance of NCC Environmental Services. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment ...

  • Learning lessons from wildfires, from Texas to Brazil

    “This is unprecedented fire behavior. We’ve never seen conditions like this before. Not a single one of our firefighters has ever faced such extreme conditions.” This statement from the director of the Texas Forest Service makes it clear that the recent wildfires that scorched Texas belong in a new category of disaster. Already, the state’s wildfires this season ...

  • Uk`s largest ports business teams up with tuffa tanks.

    TUFFA UK undertook a recent workshop extension to cope with demand for it's larger steel tanks and the new steel fabrication workshop has been completed with state of the art equipment and overhead craneage to enable the production of the large commercial tanks. This enabled the construction of this 70,000 litre Dual Compartment Fuel Tank for delivery to a large Logistics company in the North ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • E-learning – avoiding the pitfalls

    The Energy Institute (EI) is currently developing an e-learning qualification for energy managers and has learnt valuable lessons in the process. E-learning has surged in popularity over the last twenty years, evolving froman interesting idea into a huge global market. Its range of use covers everything from fire training to stock trading, and its benefits are increasingly felt by energy-related ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Minimalist or motivated

    Two strategies for managing chemical compliance This article outlines strategies and tactics for efficiently and effectively managing chemicals, while achieving EHS regulatory compliance. Since OHSA and the EPA were created in the 1970s, regulations have changed the way that chemicals and other hazardous materials are managed and introduced cradle-to-grave liability for chemicals and hazardous ...


    By 3E Company

  • Buncefield Terminal Hemel Hempstead – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem managed the asbestos removal at the very high profile incident within the Buncefield Terminal. Our advice ensured that emergency repair works to the fuel terminal were not delayed during the reconstruction and rebuilding of the project. Project ...

  • Reflective radiator panel case study

    Installed Measures: Supply and installation metallised saw tooth radiator panels installed behind each radiator to reflect heat from the back of the radiator eliminating loss through the wall and increasing the running temperature of the radiator resulting less fuel used the retain the centre point temperature of the room. History: This process is where ...


    By Elite Energy

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