James Dodgson

As a member of ESG’s Built Environment Services commercial team, James holds account management responsibility for a number of national and regional clients. A Biology Graduate from Manchester University, James has over a decade of experience working in the health and safety consultancy sector, has specialist knowledge of Asbestos Management and holds the BOHS S301 qualification. James’s experience includes working with a wide variety of clients, from initial auditing of compliance and assessing requirements, through to delivery of large scale projects across diverse property portfolios, helping them to ensure compliance with relevant legislation. James currently chairs the ESG working group on asbestos in soil, made ground and construction materials.

Recent Posts

Asbestos Throughout the Ages

Posted by James Dodgson on 19-May-2017 13:50:52

At its very peak in 1973, 183,000 tonnes of asbestos were imported into the UK. However, while we commonly associate the use of asbestos with building materials in the 20th Century, we can actually trace its use back to 3000 BC, when asbestos cloth was used to protect the embalmed bodies of Egyptian Pharaohs.

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Topics: Asbestos

Asbestos Management: Supporting UK Retailers in 2016

Posted by James Dodgson on 19-Apr-2016 17:31:51

With nearly 300,000 outlets across the nation, the retail industry is a major contributor to the UK’s economy. However, in recent years, consumers have started shopping more frequently but purchasing fewer items during each trip in a habit known as the ‘little and often’ trend. Furthermore, trading restrictions on larger stores have led to companies adapting the way in which they conduct business.

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Topics: Asbestos, Asbestos Management, Retail, Built Environment

Making up Ground – Testing for Asbestos in Soils

Posted by James Dodgson on 25-Feb-2016 16:55:15

James Dodgson, explains how a collaborative approach is key to the effective management of the risks associated with asbestos in soil.

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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos, Health & Safety, Air Testing, Asbestos Management, Contaminated Land

HSE Safer Sites Initiative Is Underway

Posted by James Dodgson on 15-Oct-2014 14:20:00
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been conducting unannounced visits to constructions sites across the UK this week as part of its Safer Sites initiative. In our latest blog, James Dodgson, business development manager, Environment & Safety Services, offers some insight into what the HSE inspectors will be checking for, along with some advice on how we can help.
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Unearthing Asbestos Best Practice

Posted by James Dodgson on 23-Jul-2014 14:06:00
New ‘good practice guidance’ has been published by the Construction Industry Research Information Association (CIRIA), called Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks (C733). In our latest blog, James Dodgson, business development manager, Built Environment Services, explains what businesses need to know.
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Topics: Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos