Lucion wins a new partnership with Staffordshire University9 August 2021
We are excited to announce that Lucion Environmental has been awarded the contract to provide Asbestos Management services to Staffordshire University.
We are looking forward to the start of this new relationship with a well-established award-winning University and developing a strong and trusted partnership.
William Vennard, Lucion Services Area Director said:
“We are delighted that Staffordshire University has chosen us to carry out the updating of the Asbestos Management Surveys of their properties at Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, to build on our strong University experience in the area. We are committed to developing a long term relationship with the University through the provision of the highest level of customer service.”
Adrian Steinkamp, Statutory Compliance Manager for Staffordshire University said:
“We are pleased to welcome Lucion Services on board at Staffordshire University. During the competitive tender process for asbestos services at the University, we reviewed the Lucion ‘NexGen’ web portal, which we found clear and easy to navigate, and were impressed with both clear and understandable ad hoc reports throughout. We are looking forward to building a good positive working relationship with Lucion, in what we hope will be a mutually beneficial term of contract.”
About Staffordshire University
Founded in 1914 as a polytechnic institution and as a University since 1992, Staffordshire University offers vocational and academic teaching from its main campus in Stoke-on-Trent, Centre for Health Innovation in Stafford, and Digital Institute in London.
The University is high on Environmental sustainability matters as a civic anchor institution and takes responsibility as a guardian of its own and the wider physical environment. The University is committed to building a more sustainable institution and reducing its environmental impact with the goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
What services will Lucion Environmental provide?
Lucion Environmental has been awarded the contract to carry out a host of surveys, assessments, testing and monitoring to a portfolio of 30 properties across the University's Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford campuses.
The contract involves the following core Lucion services:
- Management Surveys, reinspection surveys
- Asbestos Testing
- Pre-refurbishment surveys, pre-demo surveys
- Asbestos Air Monitoring
- Asbestos Consultancy, Management Plans, Training
- Asbestos Scoping for works
- Asbestos Exposure Assessments
- Asbestos QR / Barcodes
Lucion Environmental is working with the University’s guidelines and all operatives will attend an induction course by the Estates and Commercial Services Department Health and Safety Team.
We will provide UKAS accredited Priority Risk Assessments within our survey reports and analysis through our Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) located at our headquarters in Gateshead to better identify the level of any risk that might be present in the University estate.
All our services will be delivered through our proprietary NexGen risk management software to provide 24/7 access to records through QR Codes on every building.
Why should Universities choose Lucion Environmental to manage their asbestos risks?
Tried and Tested Service
As the UK’s market-leading provider of asbestos management services with Europe’s largest asbestos testing laboratory, our services are tried and tested by hundreds of clients worldwide.
As standard, our performance is reported and monitored using agreed KPIs on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Our Lucion Environmental Account Managers play a key role in consulting and collaborating with our clients to discuss performance and receive feedback on how services can be improved. Their role as the client’s key contact encourages an environment for collaborative working where continuous improvement is realised and delivered.
To assure that we are providing the best service in a technical capacity, we are externally audited annually. At our core, UKAS assesses our ability to deliver industry-standard asbestos inspection and testing, to maintain our ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 standards. In addition, external audits by the British Standards Institute provide guidance for what we have done well and where we can improve. Through these regular audits, our business management system is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 to approve our technical, quality, occupational health and safety and environmental management processes. With our commitment to service quality and safety, you can be assured that the services we provide you are trusted.
Our Lucion Environmental team has decades of successful track record in providing asbestos management and ongoing compliance to the education sector clients throughout the UK.
Utilising the advanced technology unique to Lucion, with working practices that our clients typically require in this sector - the flexibility to work outside normal working hours and the ability to respond efficiently to emergency situations - makes us the perfect partner in the journey to a safer environment for staff, students and visitors.
Our innovative technology to manage the risk of asbestos safely within estates, helps Lucion’s clients in the education sector benefit from moving beyond compliance to best practice. In some cases, our national coverage and a large workforce are essential for delivering these types of projects. Get an insight into our work in this sector through this case study of a University in the West Midlands.
Our accreditations, memberships, certifications and framework agreements within the education sector give assurance to our clients that the services we deliver are trusted by multiple clients within the education sector.
Our education sector framework membership includes:
- North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)
- Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
Expertise and Practical Advice
Building materials and products used in the construction of schools and other educational institutions had asbestos in them before their UK wide ban. Now, it is about managing the risks through careful, sustainable facilities planning for the wellbeing of students, staff and visitors.
Lucion Environmental experts have shared the much needed practical guidance and the latest, best practice approaches to dealing with asbestos in a webinar. The webinar touched upon a wide range of topics of concern to duty holders with insights and tips on identifying asbestos risks, communicating the findings and taking remedial actions through practical solutions and planning to maintain a safe environment at all levels in an educational establishment.
Should you wish to contact one of our team to discuss any of our asbestos management services please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask to speak with one of our commercial team.
0345 5040 303
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