Redhills offsets 100% of carbon produced by fleet in 2014

February 2nd, 2015

forest carbonRedhills is very proud to announce that it offset 100% of carbon produced by its fleet of 170 vehicles in 2014, achieving a key business goal of environmental sustainability.

In partnership with Forest Carbon, Redhills has planted new woodland which mitigates the atmospheric carbon produced by vehicles.

Aaron Dodd, Head of Technical and Quality Services said “The offsetting of all carbon produced by the our fleet of vehicles, whether that be business or personal miles, is an achievement we are very proud of.  Redhills has long been committed to prioritising environment sustainability and this puts us at the forefront of the industry.”

Redhills achieves maximum rating in railway industry audit

January 15th, 2015


RISQSlogoColourRedhills has achieved the maximum four star rating from the  Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS).  The rating was given after RISQS performed an audit of the company’s practices and procedures as part of a new audit regime.

Having achieved the four star rating, Redhills is now in a position to obtain a five star rated audit in late 2015. For more information, visit the Redhills website

Skills and competence of Redhills staff recognised by industry body

January 13th, 2015


All six Redhills staff put forward for the oral examination with the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for the award of the Certificate of Competence in Asbestos have been successful.  This compares with a standard industry success rate of 35%.

Aaron Dodd, Head of Quality and Technical Services, said of the the recent examination success “This offers our customers the assurance that they are receiving advice and guidance from the best qualified consultants in the industry and to prospective staff within the industry that we support personal and professional development”. For more information, visit: link to webpage

For more information, visit the Redhills website

Redhills opens new office in Dartford, Kent

January 9th, 2015

nucleusRedhills has opened a new office in Dartford, Kent to support its customers in Essex, Kent and London and develop new works in the region.  The office will be managed by Lewis Leopard, who has returned to the business.  Lee Carter, Managing Director, said  “The opening of this new office in the South will allow us to better serve our growing client base in the region.  We are very pleased to welcome Lewis back to the company, knowing as he does the Redhills way of doing business and delivering customer excellence.”

The new office is located at the Nucleus Business and Innovation Centre. For more information, visit the Redhills website.

Redhills makes two new appointments to leadership team

January 6th, 2015



Redhills has made two key appointments to its senior team. John Evison has joined the firm as Commercial Director and Brian Robinson will lead the Southern business region across its two offices in Dartford and Newdigate.  Both John and Brian bring with them significant industry experience and will join Managing Director Lee Carter in setting and delivering Redhills’ strategic plans for 2015.

For more information on the Redhills leadership team, visit the Redhills website.

Redhills staff organise litter pick in Keynsham

October 16th, 2014


Redhills is proud to have supported the Keynsham Wombles, a litter picking group based in Keynsham, close to our Bath office. A team of Redhills volunteers recently organised a ‘Big Pick’ event and spent a day cleaning up litter in the Keynsham area.

Redhills and its employees are keen to support local initiatives such as the litter pick that fit in with a key objective of safeguarding the environment. The event is one of a number of voluntary activities undertaken by Redhills staff across the UK.

Redhills wins prestigious industry award

October 8th, 2014

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Redhills is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the ATAC National Gold Training Certificate 2014.  The certificate is awarded to the ATAC member organisation whose employees received the most professional training over the last 12 months.

Redhills firmly believes in training its consultants to the highest standards, ensuring it continues to offer the best service to its customers across the UK. This award recognises Redhills ongoing investment in its team of asbestos specialists.

ATAC – the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association – is the UK’s leading association for asbestos testing and consultancy specialists.  ATAC is a sister organisation to ARCA, the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association.

Redhills contributes its services to BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build

May 30th, 2014

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Redhills is pleased to have been involved in tonight’s episode of the BBC’s ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.  Redhills undertook asbestos surveys and air monitoring services on the family home featured. The show, which was filmed in Bury, transformed the Malone family home, adapting it for their daughter Maddie who suffers from a rare brain disease.

Redhills is proud of its continuing involvement with the BBC’s ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’, having offered its expertise and services to a number of episodes over the last three years.  Tune in to BBC One at 8pm tonight to watch the show

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Retail Asbestos Working Group Launch Guidance Document

October 28th, 2013

Managing Asbestos in the Retail Sector

The Retail Asbestos Working Group (RAWG) has launched a guidance document that promotes the continuous improvement of asbestos management in the retail sector.

Retail Asbestos Working Group Guidance Document

Retail Asbestos Working Group Guidance Document

The purpose of the guide which is called ‘The Management of Asbestos Containing Materials in the Retail Sector’ is to promote good-practice and to provide guidance to retailers regarding their duties under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 and to contractors who work in this sector.

The guidance has been developed by the Retail Asbestos Working Group (RAWG). The group consists of forward-thinking organisations and bodies that operate in the retail sector. These include ASDA, Boots UK, Land Securities, Marks & Spencer, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and two independent Asbestos Consultants Martin Stear and Rob Blackburn who have co-authored the guidance. The RAWG has also benefited from the support of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The guidance offers an interpretation of how retailers should approach the management of asbestos during trading operations, as well as during maintenance and building works.

Download the Guidance Document – The Management of Asbestos Containing Materials in the Retail Sector here on the BRC Website

Managing RCF Risks

June 27th, 2013

The term Refractory Ceramic Fibre (RCF) describes a family of synthetic vitreous fibres that have a range of compositions and uses.


RCF Monitoring

Although RCF has been used in a variety of high temperature industrial applications for 40 years with no identified significant health effects in humans, the results of animal experiments have led the European Union to classify RCF as carcinogenic to man as a class 2 carcinogen. It is also more generally classified as an irritant.

In the UK, man made mineral fibre (MMMF), irrespective of its chemical composition, is commonly termed RCF. Both RCF and MMMF are considered sub-divisions of machine-made vitreous (silicate) fibres (MMVF). The difference in chemical composition being:

  • Refractory ceramic fibres and special purpose fibres: MMVF with random orientation with alkaline oxide and alkaline earth oxide (Na2O+K2O+CaO+MgO+BaO) content less than 18% and
  • Mineral wools: MMVF with random orientation with alkaline oxide and alkaline earth oxide (Na2O+K2O+CaO+MgO+BaO) content greater than 18% Read the rest of this entry »