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Denis Morgan

Denis is the Divisional Technical Manager for asbestos and has responsibility for training, both for internal and external candidates. He is a Chartered Chemist who has specialised in analytical chemistry with the past fourteen years being involved with asbestos related work. He is a member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society and has been involved with running their various Proficiency Module courses and the Specialist Module on ‘Asbestos and Other Fibres’. Currently he is actively involved with various committees covering proficiency testing and also asbestos in soils and aggregates.

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Managing Asbestos in Rolling Stock

Posted by Denis Morgan on 27-Sep-2018 10:51:36

Up until its ban in 1999, asbestos was used widely for its insulating and fire resistant properties - with use in the rail industry no exception. Buildings in the rail sector as well as the train rolling stock were – and continue to be - commonplace for asbestos containing materials.

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Topics: Asbestos Management, Asbestos

No Time To Lose in Managing Asbestos

Posted by Denis Morgan on 22-Jun-2018 10:17:53

In the latest ORR occupational health programme update, the ORR backed IOSH’s No Time to Lose (NTTL) campaign.

With the HSE estimating that at least 5,000 people die every year from an asbestos-related cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres at work, raising awareness about asbestos exposure is still – if not more - as important now as ever before.

IOSH’s campaign aims to encourage organisations to:

  • better understand the risks
  • demonstrate good practice
  • commit to introducing new policies and practices to manage the risks associated with carcinogens at work.

With this in mind, there were a number of key messages raised in the ORR’s health programme update to help rail and road users. Our asbestos technical manager, Denis Morgan, has provided further guidance to help your understanding of how best to manage asbestos. There really is no time to lose.

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Topics: Asbestos Management, Asbestos

Training is key to top-notch asbestos management

Posted by Denis Morgan on 13-Jun-2017 16:38:01

Despite being banned in 1999, asbestos is still widespread across the UK built environment. Asbestos containing materials (ACMs), such as old ceiling tiles, plasterboard and wall insulation, may still be present in buildings - particularly those built before the late 1970s. Meanwhile, traces of the substance may be found in remnants of paints and other coatings after the original ACM has been removed, or even in soils after the building has been demolished.

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Topics: Asbestos, Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos Management, asbestos training

A Day in The Life of an Asbestos Technical Manager: Denis Morgan

Posted by Denis Morgan on 08-Feb-2017 12:08:40

Denis Morgan, divisional technical manager – asbestos, Built Environment Services, SOCOTEC, tells us all about his role in asbestos management.

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Topics: Asbestos

New Guidance: Shedding Light on Asbestos in Soils

Posted by Denis Morgan on 15-Nov-2016 12:45:01

Denis Morgan, divisional technical manager – asbestos, Built Environment Services, gives an overview of recently released asbestos guidance and its implications for the housing sector. 

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Topics: Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos Management, Asbestos

Understanding Asbestos Regulations in the Rail Sector

Posted by Denis Morgan on 23-Jul-2014 14:42:00
Denis Morgan, divisional technical manager and asbestos specialist, Built Environment Services, ESG, gives an overview of the different regulations and legislation concerning the management of asbestos in the rail industry.
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Topics: Asbestos, Rail

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