ISO accreditation: Another milestone for the Iraq laboratory
RSK’s combined chemical–geoenvironmental laboratory just outside Basra, Southern Iraq, has achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Growth in green estates
The Homes & Communities Agency has awarded a four-year land and risk management contract (2015-2019) to RSK and The Environment Partnership (TEP) to assist HCA in its management and inspection of surplus government land being promoted for future residential development.
Increasing the talent pipeline
Increasing the talent pipeline was on the menu for TotalDECOM’s annual conference (21–22 April) in Glasgow. RSK human resources director Zoe Brunswick was invited to present at the ‘Bridging the Skills Gap’ keynotes session. She delivered a talk on ‘Increasing the talent pipeline’, which covered the history, solution and evolution of RSK’s graduate scheme over the years.
On the case with nuclear detective George Tuckwell
RSK geophysics director George Tuckwell has made the national press again with his role as a United Nations geological detective. Tuckwell, following his interview in The Guardian earlier this year, was labelled a ‘STEM hero’ by The Telegraph in its article, ‘On the case with nuclear detective George Tuckwell’. The article is part of a series supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Awards, which recognise talented undergraduates in these subjects.
RISQS: Four stars for RSK
RSK is now a qualified supplier under Achilles’ new Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) following an audit in March 2015 at its Hemel Hempstead office at which it received a four-star rating. This is the first time that RSK has been audited under the scheme.