Office Clearance: Make Sure The Company You Hire Is Qualified

With the new government WEEE legislations all office electronic waste has to be disposed of properly. The law applies to unwanted furniture, monitors, copiers, printers, keyboards, mouse and all other depleted office equipment and consumables.

Office clearance can be a stressful task if not done properly. In addition to the WEEE directives, in the UK there are other laws and regulations to monitor electronic waste and office waste recycling. If you ignore the rules and dump your office e-waste in landfills you may be penalised or fined.

What comes under office waste?

It is better to have an understanding of what comes under e-waste before you hire an office clearance service provider. Typically, office waste involves both e-waste and non e-waste. Electrical items include WEEE items like computers, VDU’s and printers. Items like furniture such as desks, office chairs, filing cabinets, white and coloured paper, magazines, newspaper, books, cardboard, empty drinks cans, bottles and cartons, plastic and paper cups are the non WEEE workplace waste you need to dispose of. When it comes to disposing of or recycling WEEE waste you would be wise to hire a company that adheres to the relevant regulations and rules.

Since there are many regulations to monitor recycling processes, it is essential to contact a professional office clearance company to remove these items and legally dispose of them. You need to ensure that the firm you hire can dispose of the waste in the most environmentally friendly manner. When you search for an office clearance firm, be sure to choose one that works in line with the WEEE directives. The company should also be licensed and certified by the Environmental Agency. Also make sure that the firm is fully insured to cover all possible mishaps that could occur during the collection and disposal.

Most recycling crews will clear of the waste quickly and comfortably without disturbing your workforce. Look for a company that offers flexible services and they can come to perform the clearance task even during out of office hours.

Before hiring a firm it is better to collect as much information as possible about the company. You should also ensure that the company recycles at least 90% of the e-waste they collect. By choosing an office clearance firm that offers data destruction/ data wipe you can also be sure that the confidential or business information saved on your hard drive won’t fall into the wrong hands. Try to hire a reputable office waste clearance company that is willing to offer a no obligation quote for the office clearance before any work takes place, so you don’t get any nasty surprises afterwards.

Job Requires a Security Clearance? Look at Repairing Your Credit

If your job requires that you qualify for or maintain a security clearance than you should look at repairing your credit. Having a valid security clearance can add $10,000.00 or more to your base salary and is a hard requirement for anyone who comes in contact with classified information. Military or military related professions, defense contractors or governmental employees often are required to acquire or maintain some type of security clearance.

To qualify for a clearance candidates undergo an expensive background check which examines many factors including a candidate’s credit rating. Typical clearances sought are: Confidential, Secret and Top Secret with the investigation for Top Secret being the most rigorous.  If a  sub-par credit history is uncovered during this investigation it could  be a damaging factor in obtaining or maintaining employment that requires a security clearance.  Many careers have been derailed by sub-par credit because it reflects on the candidate’s character or judgment in the eyes of the clearance grantor.

Individuals who depend on qualifying or maintain a security clearance should look at repairing their credit if credit is or have been an issue in their life. Fortunately there are proven and legal strategies to rehabilitate your credit. This involves a comprehensive and strategic approach that pulls  your credit history from the three major credit reporting bureaus and requires those entities reporting negative items to verify the negative entry or remove these  items from the report. Individuals can undertake this process on their own or they can hire a reputable firm to undertake this process on their behalf.

Demolition and Site Clearance: The Importance of Planning For an Efficient Site Clearance Project

A site clearance project involves the machinery removal from a cleared site and the leveling and preparation of land for building or landscaping. Some materials such as the soil, stones and bricks can be recycled and reused in the new construction on the site. Others that cannot be reused such as vegetation are removed from site.

So Why Is Site Clearance Planning Important?

1. Proper site clearance planning will ensure that the safety of workers and other people in and around the site is assured. Exit routes and the supervision processes need to be made well in advance. An expert and his foreman should supervise the machinery removal process at all times.

2. During site clearance planning, the nature of debris and the extent and nature of contamination is established. Importance of the targeted site to the surrounding community will determine the level of safety precautionary measures to be undertaken before the project is undertaken and also the decontamination that will take place in order to assure the residents that everything is safe and the site is ready for development.

3. The time to be taken for site clearance can be estimated and this is important when applying for clearance from the local community. Clearance is important especially if the project is going to render some public roads impassable or may interfere with some utilities like clean water supply, electricity supply and sewerage disposal. The surrounding community is generally more accommodating when the project is estimated to take a shorter time.

4. Ensures restoration of the area amenities like water and electricity are managed effectively.

5. It is essential for safe machinery removal and specialized handling of any waste that is contaminated. Showing competency in your ability to properly dispose of waste and decontamination procedures will assure the public and stakeholders of the usability of the land reclaimed.

6. Planning also enables you to take into account any legal procedures required in the disposal of debris. If the legal requirements are ignored or are unknown or are not followed, the whole project may end up being delayed and even stopped. When the debris disposal plan has been made, it will be approved by the required authorities.

7. By planning site clearance, you establish the amount of work involved so that you can organize what needs to be done first. The site clearance is then undertaken in phases where when one section of the site is cleared the debris is cleared to another location where further sorting of the debris is undertaken to establish what is usable and what is to be disposed.

8. All equipment and machines for machinery removal of debris to be used in the project is established; land reclamation machinery and vehicles to be used in debris relocation is identified and put on the ready to minimize undue delays. Debris should be quickly removed from the site so as not to endanger the workers or any other persons on the site.

9. The costs involved in the project can be estimated with proper planning. This is essential for quotation purposes where a site clearance contractor will be able to determine how much to charge the client. Costs are established by looking at the nature of debris, amount of labor required, type of machinery to be used and estimated time the project will take as well as general difficulty of the job.