DustScanAQ News

DustScan celebrates 100,000 dust samples!

At DustScanAQ we like to celebrate our achievements and today the company reached another unique milestone: our intern Sam Wootton analysed our 100,000th dust sample!

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Tarmac was our client who submitted the 100,000th dust sample and as a celebration we will issuing a certificate, waiving the analysis fee and enjoying a slice of cake in the office.

A thanks must go to our own Tracey Volley, who we calculate has logged, batched, sealed and scanned about 30,000 samples in her time with us.

DustScanAQ analysed its first dust sample in 2004 and it feels like only yesterday we analysed our 50,000th sample in 2014. Samples have come from all corners of the globe including Australia, Bermuda and Azerbaijan.

The second 50,000 samples took half the time of the first 50,000. This reflects the organic growth of the company: since 2014 we have grown in numbers and expertise, offering a wider suite of consultancy services including air quality, odour and occupational exposure.

DustScan becomes an EOB

Company Appointments

DustScanAQ are proud to announce the appointment of Gordon Allison as a Principal Consultant. Gordon has a degree in Environmental Chemistry and an MSc in Air Pollution Management & Control from the University of Birmingham, where he has been a guest lecturer since 2001. His primary interests lie in air quality management and wider environmental management. Gordon has over 20 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, with a focus on air quality in the context of both transport and industrial sources.

Gordon has been an expert witness for air quality at planning enquiries. He was the lead for air quality for High Speed Two between 2013 and 2016, providing the evidence for the Phase 1 Parliamentary select committees, and assisting in negotiating the settlements with stakeholders, writing the HS2 Air Quality Strategy, and setting its targets for health impact and carbon vehicle emissions. Gordon has contributed to the development of IAQM odour guidance, construction dust monitoring guidance and to the 2019 Environment Bill. Welcome to the team Gordon!

DustScanAQ can also announce that Connor Wilkinson has also joined us a Graduate Trainee Consultant. Connor has an honours degree in Applied Geology from the Camborne School of Mines and has just graduated with a Distinction in an MSc in Air Pollution Management & Control from the University of Birmingham. He is working on a range of air quality projects including planning assessments and dispersion modelling used to support the construction and extractive industries.

 

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Company Appointments

DustScanAQ are proud to announce the appointment of Claus Hjoerringgaard as our new Managing Director. Claus is a visionary and experienced leader who, over 25 years, has promoted strategic growth and business development with national and international companies.

He brings senior leadership with experience from global consultancy firms such as Fichtner Consulting Engineers, Mott MacDonald and Wood. Claus has extensive global knowledge and networking experience to establish sound relationships with senior decision makers. He is overseeing the cooperation of clients, partners and others to ensure sustainable development and growth.

Sam Wootton also joins the firm for his sandwich year between the second and third years of his course in Environmental Science at Bournemouth University. He is gaining experience in laboratory skills and assists with a range of Dust and Air Quality work.

 

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Upcoming Show (11 - 12 September 2019)

 

We will be exhibiting at the Contamination Expo in the Contamination zone at NEC Birmingham from 11th - 12th September at stand F91. DustScanAQ's John Bruce will be giving a seminar on 'Where is silica dust a problem​?' on Thusrday 12th at 12.30 in Theatre 28.

We'd be delighted to meet past, present and potential clients at these events so please come and see us if you're planning to attend.

 

Contamination Expo

DustScan becomes an EOB (December 2018)

 

DustScan Ltd has become an Employee Owned Business with its shares owned by an Employee Ownership Trust (DustScan Trustees Ltd) as of 18 December 2018. Our firm is one of many professional firms – architects, lawyers, consulting engineers and scientists taking this well-established step to help in their firm’s co-ownership and profit sharing activities.

We continue to grow – there are now 11 staff and a number of retained consultants and we are currently active in a wide range of industrial projects some with a significant research element at home and abroad.

DustScanAQ is currently advertising for a Senior/Principal Air Quality Consultant ideally with working experience on overseas and UK based projects. The candidate would ideally be a full member of the IAQM and hold a relevant environmental/scientific Chartership (i.e. CEng, CEnv and CSci). Applicants should be capable of illustrating their competences from project scope to delivery, their understanding of a range of dispersion modelling techniques and potential for progression within the firm.

Also we are looking for a 10 month long salaried intern for an Environmental Science or Applied Geography undergraduate, ideally now in their second year at university and likely to obtain high academic marks in the relevant course. The successful candidate would commence work in July 2019.

Similarly we are seeking good graduates and post graduates in Environmental Science or relevant disciplines, to commence a programme of training in dust and air quality consultancy. Our interest is primarily, but not exclusively, in the cohort graduating in mid-2019.

In all cases please send a covering email and CV to the Director of Administration, Sue Radbourne - suer@dustscan.co.uk.

 

DustScan becomes an EOB

Upcoming Shows (September 2018)

 

We will be exhibiting at the Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference at Durham University from 12th - 15th September at stand 13 and DustScanAQ's Daniel Quinn will be presenting a poster on Application of Microscopy in Dust Source Apportionment at Mineral Sites.

We'll also be exhibiting at the Contamination Expo in the Clean Air Technology zone at NEC Birmingham from 12th - 13th September at stand 5Q111. DustScanAQ's Andrew Green will be giving a seminar on Ambient and Occupational Dust Characterisation and Assessment on Wednesday 12th at 11.45am in Theatre 20.

We'd be delighted to meet past, present and potential clients at these events so please come and see us if you're planning to attend.

For more information, please visit http://www.eigconferences.com/ and http://www.cleanairexpo.com//

 

Extractive Industry Geology Conference

Upcoming Show (18 July 2018)

 

We will be exhibiting at the Safety in Construction Show at the Roundhouse, Derby on Wednesday 18th July at stand OR26.

We'd be delighted to meet past, present and potential clients at this event so please come and see us if you're planning to attend.

For more information, please visit http://www.safetyinconstructionshow.com

 

Safety in Construction Show

Upcoming Show (26 - 28 June 2018)

 

We will be exhibiting at the Hillhead show 2018 on 26, 27 and 28 June 2018 at Stand PB12.

We'd be delighted to meet past, present and potential clients at this event so please come and see us if you're planning to attend.

For more information, please visit https://www.hillhead.com

 

Hillhead show

Company Appointments

DustScanAQ is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of staff to our consultancy team.

Satty Jandu joins the firm as a Senior Consultant on the Air Quality side. He has an MSc in Air Pollution Management and Control, is experienced with working on power, energy, permitting and construction projects and has specialist skills in modelling.

Also joining us as Technical Officer/Environmental Scientist is Pedro Amador Guiral, a graduate of Cadiz University with experience of semi-arid environments who will be organising much of the laboratory work.

Company Appointments

Company Appointment and Recruitment

DustScanAQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayan Chakravartty as Technical Director with effect from 1 December 2017. Ayan has a background in civil engineering and environmental science and previously worked for regulating agencies and in consulting engineering before joining the firm in August 2016.

The firm is currently looking to recruit a Senior Transport Consultant. For more details please see our Careers page.

Company Recruitment

Upcoming 2018 Conferences

We were pleased to meet clients and others at the recent Mineral Products Association (MPA) Members' Environment and Mineral Planning Conference on 29 November and we hope to meet these and others again at the RTPI/MPA meeting on 24 May and the Hillhead Exhibition on 26-28 June.

- https://www.hillhead.com/

We'd be delighted to meet past, present and potential clients at these event so please come and see us if you're planning to attend.

Mineral Products Association

Company Growth

We are very pleased to announce that we were joined by Eleanor Winning in September 2017. Eleanor completed her MSc in Environmental Engineering at Newcastle University this year and joins us as Graduate Air Quality Scientist.

In August 2017 we were also joined by Nassim Azzout, a Bournemouth University Geography student who is on a 12-month employment placement.

Company Growth

Upcoming Conference (28 Nov 2017)

We will be exhibiting at the Mineral Products Association (MPA) Members' Environment and Mineral Planning Conference http://www.mineralproducts.org/events.htm

We'd be delighted to meet past, present and potential clients at this event so please come and see us if you're planning to attend.

Mineral Products Association

New Website

We launched our new website in July 2017 and would really appreciate your feedback. Certain areas are still in development but we hope you find all the information you're looking for. Please call us on 01608 810110 if you need any assistance in navigating the new site.

New Website

DustScanAQ

To reflect our growing involvement and expertise in air quality matters we began trading as DustScanAQ in early 2017. We now offer a comprehensive range of air quality, odour and transport assessment and related services to complement our existing dust monitoring and consultancy services.

Our monitoring capabilities have also expanded: we now specify, supply and install real-time MCERTS accredited air quality monitoring stations and provide data management and reporting services; we now also provide occupational and workplace exposure assessments for gases, fumes, vapours and mists as well as dust.

DustScanAQ

DustScanAQ would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your project, please contact us on 01608 810110 or email info@dustscan.co.uk.