SOCOTEC hosted Railway Environmental Forum 2017 at Tower Bridge and Auchentoshan Distillery

SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has just hosted the annual Railway Environmental Forum in both London and Glasgow.

The Railway Environmental Forum has been running for over 20 years, with this year’s forum focused on ‘Managing Environmental Inputs and Outputs’ at rail depots and work sites. Inside the iconic venue of Tower Bridge in London, and the charming Auchentoshan Distillery in Glasgow, industry experts spent the day sharing information and guidance on topics including:

  • Carriage tanking – ensuring compliance and reducing risk
  • Depot inputs and interceptors – how site processes influence effluent
  • Consent to discharge – the legalities and its management
  • Environmental hazards resulting from depot operations

The annual forum is one of the leading industry events for environment, health & safety and compliance in the rail sector. With over 100 years of experience in the rail industry, SOCOTEC provides advice in a wide range of fields and ensures clients are compliant with legislation.

Noelyn Allen, business development director, Environment & Safety, SOCOTEC, commented: “The Forum is an excellent opportunity for leading experts to share best practice, knowledge and expertise with key members of the rail industry. Our services to the rail network drive efficiency, cost savings, and innovative solutions, and the forum allows us the chance to discuss processes, procedures and legislation changes with those at the heart of rail.”

SOCOTEC acquired ESG in March 2017. The name change, aligned with a full rebrand, took place on 17 October 2017, seeing the whole SOCOTEC brand evolve to provide greater geographical scope and technical provision to clients, including those from train operating companies, track and infrastructure operators, rail contractors and facilities managers.

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