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Everything is RAWsome!

Our congratulations go to RAW’s team of Hannah, Patrick and Simon who successfully completed the Severn Trent Mountain Challenge this weekend, raising funds for WaterAid to support their valuable work in providing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone. The team tackled 25 miles of beautiful (steep!) Derbyshire countryside, finishing in a very respectable time of 9 […]

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Welsh National Land Contamination Working Group training

RAW’s Operations Manager, Simon O’Rourke, was invited to present to the Welsh National Land Contamination Working Group yesterday, during a training day focussed around hydrocarbons. Simon presented to the gathering of representatives from Local Authority Contaminated Land Officer groups, NRW, Public Health Wales and Welsh Government on the subject of ‘Dealing with Oil Spills’. He provided case studies […]

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On your feet, Britain!

Last Friday, RAW accepted the ‘On Your Feet Britain’ challenge, a national day encouraging people to stand more and sit less in an effort to promote good health and wellbeing. Unhindered by the weather, RAW’s Malvern team successfully took on the task of climbing the 1,394ft of the Worcestershire Beacon at lunchtime, substituting repeated trips up […]

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Continued UVDB Verify success

    Earlier this year, RAW undertook our annual ‘B2′ audit with Achilles to maintain our UVDB Verify accreditation. Designed with the utilities’ industry in mind, this two-day, independent audit of our safety, health, environment, quality (SHEQ) system, and its implementation on site, reflects our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest possible standards in these areas. We are very […]

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InterSpill 2018 presentation

  Following a successful three days at Interspill 2018 at ExCel London, Neil Stothert, RAW’s Managing Director, reflected ‘This is a valuable event for our industry, bringing together like-minded stakeholders keen to innovate and develop cost-effective and practical ways for the UK to respond to spills inland and offshore. Whilst RAW’s expertise lies in providing […]

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And the snow spread far and wide!

Whilst we are more than used to cold weather in our Inverness and Edinburgh offices, ‘the Beast from the East’ and ‘Storm Emma’ last week affected nearly every one of our 18 offices across the UK and ROI. From 6ft drifts to frozen doors, from impassable roads to buried vehicles, the weather certainly kept everyone talking!   […]

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Interspill London 2018

This year, the leading European oil spill conference and exhibition, Interspill, will be held at ExCel in London over 13th to 15th March. Oil spill industry professionals, regulators, and those with academic interests, will meet to discuss ‘potential issues to be raised from any future oil spills, including Spill Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Restoration’. You can visit us throughout […]

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Treecycling 2018

Not content with our ‘Five Gold Rings’ charity efforts in the run up to Christmas, Simon and John from RAW’s Malvern team recently took part in Birmingham’s Treecycling 2018.                       Volunteers from RAW have given up their weekend time to support this cause for the […]

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In the news

In an incident reported across the media today, RAW responded to a significant diesel spill back in 2014 (RAW’s spill response team and equipment are pictured in the published articles), successfully mitigating the impacts of the spill to the satisfaction of the Environment Agency. Read all about it here: Local news article Gov.uk article However, as the saying goes […]

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Season’s Greetings!

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Winter has arrived!

RAW Malvern was taken by surprise by unusually large amounts of snowfall this weekend! However, the team were back in the office first thing, keen to show our more northerly teams that they could handle the weather, even it wasn’t the common occurrence that it is for our Edinburgh and Inverness depots!   

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Five gold rings

It’s that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to ‘All things merry and bright’. For the last few years, instead of sending out corporate Christmas cards, we have been supporting local ‘good causes’ across the UK and Ireland as part of our ‘Five Gold Rings’ Christmas campaign. Each year our teams nominate causes close […]

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ILC Home Claims Conference

After a valuable event last year, RAW are delighted to be exhibiting at the 5th ILoveClaims Home Claims Conference on 9th November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Tickets are still available at ILC conference tickets and the event promises to provide a valuable opportunity for those in the industry to shape the future of domestic insurance […]

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Standing room only at seminar

RAW returned to the Spill Response Expo (part of the wider Contamination Expo Series 2017) at EXCEL London this year, on 27th and 28th September 2017. On 27th September, Director Andy Kyle presented an informative, ‘standing room only’ seminar on ‘The Application of Treatment Technologies in the Real World’, discussing the benefits and disadvantages of various treatment types and […]

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RAW shares best practice in The Parliamentary Review

RAW appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the environment edition of the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review. Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s September release is now a key fixture in the political calendar. RAW features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding organisations in a […]

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Government guidance

The Environment Agency has recently published repeated advice that domestic heating oil tanks, and their pipework, should be checked regularly, particularly as we move into the colder months of the year and fuel deliveries are underway. The most recent advice, published at Check your oil tanks for winter, included the recommendation the householders check that their insurance cover is appropriate […]

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SCLF conference presentation

RAW’s Dr Haydn Cole presented to attendees at the ‘8th Annual Conference on the Advances in Land Contamination Assessment and Remediation’, organised by the Scottish Contaminated Land Forum (SCLF) and sponsored by RAW, yesterday. His presentation, on the subject of ‘Managing Risk from Infrastructure and Gasworks Sites’, was well received as part of a programme of informative […]

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CPD presentations

This week Associate Director Brian Doyle and Operations Manager Sally Kelly have begun a programme of CPD presentations to the Irish Brokers Association (Brokers Ireland) at their regional meetings across Ireland.    The presentations are on the subject of ‘Environmental Risk’ and cover the importance of a timely and expert response to domestic and commercial spill events […]

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SCLF conference sponsorship

RAW is very proud to be sponsoring this year’s annual Scottish Contaminated Land Forum (SCLF) Conference for the fourth time. The event takes place on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at the University of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow and aims to facilitate knowledge transfer in the contaminated land sector. Dr Haydn Cole, one of our Principal […]

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RAW is on the move!

  With new offices opening in Salisbury and Bodmin in the last few weeks, as well as much-needed expansions into larger premises in Swansea and Exeter, RAW’s teams are now even faster to respond! Work is also coming along well at RAW’s central workshop in Malvern, where purpose built storage, maintenance and development facilities are allowing us to progress […]

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Spill Response Expo 2017

Following our success last year, RAW are exhibiting at the Spill Response Expo (part of the wider Contamination Expo Series 2017) at EXCEL London on 27th and 28th September 2017. Director Andy Kyle will also be presenting a seminar on ‘The Application of Treatment Technologies in the Real World’ in Theatre 10 at 2.45pm on 27th discussing […]

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Spill Responder of the Year

RAW were delighted to receive the UK Spill Association’s ‘Responder of the Year’ award for the second year running. The UK Spill Association awarded RAW ‘Responder of the Year 2017’ following our emergency deployment of a multi-skilled team to site, within two hours of the first call, to mitigate the effects of a 2.2 million litre slurry spill, which had impacted […]

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New Remediation Technology Agreement

RAW UK is very pleased to announce that it has agreed an exclusive co-operation venture in China with Shanghai Zhuo Yu Environmental Engineering Company Limited, a subsidiary of Shanghai Construction Group. RAW UK has been developing business in China for 7 years and this venture brings all that experience together with Shanghai Construction Group’s undisputed engineering […]

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Flooding! Get fired up about oil heating systems!

This has been another difficult year for those affected by bad weather and the resultant flooding of their properties. While the water damage is the most visible problem, secondary issues may be overlooked until much later.

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Achilles UVDB Verify B2 Audit

We are proud to have passed our recent annual Achilles UVDB Verify B2 Audit with flying colours, gaining outstanding results in all categories, and achieving a total score of 299 out of 300 for our site inspection!

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