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The TUC have reintroduced an introductory session regarding the role of the Health and Safety Rep aimed exclusively at young union members.

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) is a lightweight form of concrete, with an estimated useful life of around 30 years. RAAC has been used in hospitals, schools and other public sector building construction since the late 1950s/early 1960s up until the mid-1990s.

 

Whatever your opinion may be about rats, two things can be agreed upon universally: they are extremely clever and very resilient.

Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Radon is everywhere, outdoors, and indoors. In most areas, levels are low and the risk to health small.

 

The NEC have recently become aware of a fire in a prison establishment which has raised many concerns.

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