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About Start Software

Start Software is an award-winning developer and leading publisher of asbestos software, systems for the legal services industry and more.

Want to know more about asbestos software Alpha Tracker? Alpha Tracker is the most used asbestos software in the UK, Australia & New Zealand with more than 60m items of asbestos data stored.

Our legal services software Alpha Legal helps will writers, accountants, solicitors, IFAs and estate agents to communicate securely with clients. Read about developments here on the blog.

Or need help with Alpha Anywhere or Alpha Transform projects or software development? You'll find useful info here.

Identity theft increases during Coronovirus pandemic

Around the world, reports of identity theft are increasing.  An increasing reliance on technology whilst people work from home is giving hackers more opportunity than ever to intercept emails and gather enough information to steal an individual's identity.

Alpha Legal is designed to protect you and your business from the dangers of identity theft.  Alpha Legal's secure forms & messaging features mean you and your clients and communicate, share documents and exchange information in complete confidence.  And, just as importantly, it is incredibly easy to use!

Click here to see how Alpha Legal can work for you and sign up risk-free to try it for yourself! 

Major update for Alpha Legal goes live

We've just finished publishing a significant update to Alpha Legal.

This release sees the completion of the document sharing and signing features (previewed here) as well as notifications showing you when forms/messages or documents have been actioned by your clients and are ready for your attention.

See this screenshot where you can see 2 documents are ready for you:

All Alpha Legal users will get the updates automatically.  Do ring us on 0333 301 1010 or get in contact if you'd like help with the new features. Or register for our next FREE webinar (hosted in association with our partners Countrywide Tax & Trust)

Alpha Legal's new "Share & sign" feature is looking good!

We're adding new features to Alpha Legal every week. This week we've been improving the document sharing sub-system.

One of the latest features we're working on is a new "Share & sign" option for documents you want to share with a client when you need them to sign to say that they have read and agreed.  A Terms of Business document would be the perfect example.

Simply tell the system who you're sharing with and who needs to sign:

On the client's phone, they see the list of signatories (and who has already signed), together with the option to sign the document themself:

Easy! Want to know more about how Alpha Legal can help you and your clients? Click here.

Good riddance 2020... but Happy Christmas anyway!

Here's hoping that 2021 is a better year for all of us.  Don't think it could be any worse than 2020.  My heart goes out to the companies who are struggling to keep afloat in the quagmire of coronavirus restrictions and all of the people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

At Start Software, we've managed to mix working from home and working from the office and the business has grown again thanks to the support of our wonderful customers. The "new normal" does feel completely different, though... this time last year we were in New York for a team Christmas trip and this year we can't even go to the pub down the road!!

Christmas Opening

We're open 24x7 for our customers with support contracts all over Christmas and New Year.  Our development office, however, is closed on the following days:

  • Friday 25 December
  • Saturday 26 December 
  • Sunday 27 December
  • Monday 28 December
  • New Year's Day
If you're working over Christmas, our support team are here for you.  Hope you manage to have a break and here's to a happy, successful and healthy 2021!


Robin, Elaine, Adam, Catherine, Dan, Ferry, Jack, Jess, Judy, Kim, Leanne, Tina, Tom & Will

PS Our secret Santa was fun - here's Jess handing out the presents...

So proud of Cath! The founder of our client Cath Tate Cards wins a celebrated industry award

We've worked for Cath Tate Cards for years, developing and maintaining their back-office systems in a combination of Microsoft Access and SQL Server.

Cath Tate Cards is one of the leading greetings card designers, producers and wholesalers in the UK with a range of political, sparky and - just as importantly - funny cards.

Cath herself is something of a legend in the greetings card industry and she's been awarded a "Henry", the equivalent of an Oscar.  Go Cath!!

Gone Phishing? What to do when you get a dodgy email

"Phishing" is one of the most common cyberattacks.  You'll get an email (usually), a text or a phone call by someone pretending to be someone else, to try and get confidential information from you.

Perhaps you've had an email from your bank asking you to click to confirm a few details, or from the Inland Revenue asking you to claim an unexpected tax refund? That's phishing.

How can you spot a fake email from a real one?

  1. The message will often be "too good to be true".  Anything that appears to be too good to be true, probably is, and should ring alarm bells.

  2. There will be a sense of urgency.  You'll be persuaded to act now or miss out in some way.  Take a breath and think before you click.

  3. Hyperlinks will be nearly right but not quite.  Hover over the link before you click and check that it matches the sender's details exactly.

  4. The message will include an attachment.  Banks and other institutions never send emails with attachments as they know they can be dangerous.  So avoid emails with attachments and never save or open files attached to emails unless you know the sender and were expecting the communication.

  5. The sender isn't someone you recognise or the email is a surprise.  Be suspicious and perhaps contact the sender another way to check that the email is legit.
There is more information from the National Cyber Security Centre here including the great advice to forward all phishing emails to this special email address so that they can be followed up:

We built Alpha Legal from the ground up to be a simple, easy and secure solution to the problem of insecure emails being used by companies like yours.  Don't risk your reputation, your business or your client's sensitive data by communicating by email.  Use Alpha Legal instead - it's easy, safe & secure - and you can sign up in moments, risk free!

Great feedback from Alpha Legal IFA user - "We were really pleased with the results"

You already know that Alpha Legal is brilliant at capturing & transmitting ID documents securely and easily, but what else can it do for you?

Chris Danks, Chartered MCSI, has just used Alpha Legal to novate his clients across to his new IFA practice.

He's just sent us this summary of his experience using Alpha Legal:

"We used the Alpha Legal software to assist us with securely and safely novating our clients via their E-signature agreement to Countrywide Estate Planning IFA. Given the situation we were in and the worsening pandemic, it was simply not possible to visit clients individually to obtain their client agreements.

The two-step authentication process provided by Alpha Legal ensured the e-signature process was secure and efficient. We are able to track which clients have signed their agreements and those who need to be contacted. The speed of response was critical for us in this challenging time as clients still need servicing. 

We were really pleased with the results having used the Alpha Legal software."

He went on to say that some clients were resistant to using technology (or didn't have a smartphone) but those clients were easy enough to identify and deal with the "old way" with a paper copy of the documentation.  If Alpha Legal makes the job easier for 90% of clients, that's a big win!

Alpha Legal improves your cybersecurity - what else can you do?

Our new Alpha Legal product, built for will writers, estate planners, IFAs and solicitors, will massively reduce risk in your business by securing communication between you and your client.

But what else can you do to improve your cybersecurity?  Here are our top tips:

  1.  Make sure your email password is different to all of the others you use.  If a hacker gets into your email, they can change the password on most of your other systems and websites.  So keep that one separate!

    Alpha Legal is the solution to email security issues - it's simple, safe and secure.  Use it and relax!

  2. If you find "random" passwords a pain, try the "3 word password" trick.  Think of passwords that are made up of 3 words that mean something to you, but not anyone else.  For example LightMiniBlue or SimonBeerDarts.  You might have to add a special symbol too, so MouseHatGame$ might be the style to choose.

  3. Most browsers will now offer to store passwords for you to help with Internet shopping, for example.  This is safe so go ahead - and if you log in to your browser first, you'll be able to use different devices (laptop, tablet, phone) and still be able to use the saved passwords.

  4. If an important website offers you "two-factor authentication" or "2FA", use it.  It will mean that you need a password and your phone when logging in.  We use this feature in Alpha Legal to ensure that only your client can access important messages, forms & documents you have shared with them.

  5. Make sure your laptop, tablet and phone are set to auto-update.  Security issues are constantly found and fixed by Microsoft, Google & Apple and keeping your device updated will help to protect you.

  6. Back up your important data! Use a cloud backup service to keep your important files and photos safe in case something happens to your main device.
There is more good advice here - take a look and take action, you won't regret it.

Another asbestos consultancy chooses Alpha Tracker and yet another goes live

Two more asbestos consultancies have started their Alpha Tracker journeys.

TAECO Environmental Management has chosen asbestos software Alpha Tracker to power their business.

Clean Air Asbestos Solutions have received their asbestos surveying training and are ready to go live.

Lockdown is supposed to be a quiet time for businesses like ours - let's see if any more orders come in before the end of the month!

See how we built OnTimeCare - we've just recorded a "teardown" webinar for Alpha Software

Dan, Tom & I have just finished recording a "teardown" webinar for Alpha Software.  We use Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere development platform to build our systems and they asked us to show how we built Patient InnovationsOnTimeCare - one of the best looking and most polished applications we've ever developed.

After I gave an OnTimeCare presentation at the Alpha Devcon last month, we were contacted by lots of Alpha developers worldwide who were interested in our development techniques.  I brought out the Start Software "big guns", Dan & Tom (it will be Jack & Ferry next time!), to show the methods we used to create OnTimeCare - a supercharger for medical practices around the world.

Here we are, mid-presentation:

And here is the recording of the webinar.  Enjoy!

Alpha Tracker Release 33 - release notes now available

Kim has finished the release notes for Alpha Tracker Release 33.  They are available for download here.  Enjoy!

You can watch the highlights video here.

If you would like to suggest any new features for asbestos software Alpha Tracker Release 34... get in touch!

"Lockdown 2" update from Start Software

It's "business as usual" here at Start Software as we enter the second England-wide lockdown.  I feel like we've been here before!

Although some of our staff are working from home for the next 4 weeks, our 24x7 personal support service will remain available to all of our software customers including our Alpha Tracker asbestos system users.

If you need us, we'll be here for you.  Simple as that!  See you on the other side...

Support challenges for us in October 2020

We've had a difficult month on the support desk on the back of a busy autumn for new sales of our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker.

You can see from the chart that our performance has dropped for high priority calls to 86.5% and for all calls to 83.2%.  This is the first time in more than a year that we've not resolved at least 9 out of 10 calls within the timescales set by our clients.

Jess, Will, Elaine and the team are reviewing their procedures to make sure we improve during November, although the "lockdown 2" working restrictions are sure to make this a challenge.

Alpha Tracker Release 33 highlights

We're really pleased with Release 33 of our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker, and hope you are too!

We've called this update the "AI" release as we've added intelligence into so many areas of the system.  Here's a short highlights video to show you three new features in particular:

  1. Fibre analysis screen changes for quicker data entry, better display on smaller screens, and extra flexibility for your asbestos lab

  2. Our intelligent Alpha Validator checks are now built into the Survey Data screen

  3. A new follow-up system and improved display of quotations to help you to chase and win business.

If you need help updating your system please do get in touch - we're here 24x7 in person to help you.

Alpha Tracker Release 33 - the "AI" release - is now available

We've been hard at work adding extra features to our asbestos software platform, Alpha Tracker.

Release 33 is now available with more than 450 new features, bug fixes and performance improvements.  Yes, more than 450!!  In this release, we've focused on "AI" powered features adding intelligence and convenience to many parts of the system including:

  • a vastly improved experience for the lab when using the new fibre analysis features

  • a completely rewritten quotation sub-system with improved graphics and follow-up workflow

  • immediate, intelligent data checks on asbestos data submitted by asbestos software from the field helping you get your asbestos reports right first time!  

Alpha Tracker's redesigned quotation sub-system

Release 33 is the update to Alpha Tracker Release 32 which was made publicly available back in the Spring.

Keep an eye on the blog for the video introducing the new features and the full set of release notes.  They should both be available in the next few days.

Release 34 is now underway and is the "cloud release" with more features linking Alpha Tracker to the cloud for document storage and improved editing of reports and other documents.

Alpha Legal protects you and your clients from identity theft - read why that is *so* important for businesses and business owners

Here's a great article explaining why identity theft is *so* important for businesses and business owners:  

Alpha Legal protects you and protects your clients.  It takes 2 minutes to sign up - give us a try!

Hundreds of UK teachers have died from asbestos exposure over the last 15 years

Elaine spotted this piece of dreadful asbestos-related news:  Nearly 300 British teachers have died from exposure to asbestos in the last 15 years.

The general public still believes, mistakenly, that asbestos is an "old problem" because the dangers have been known for years and it is no longer used as a construction material.

However, our asbestos software Alpha Tracker is capturing information about asbestos in situ in buildings across the UK and beyond each and every day, with hundreds of asbestos surveyors using the Tracker Mobile software to find more asbestos in buildings year-on-year.  We already have the biggest database of asbestos items in the world (we believe) with more than 30,000,000 items of data collected in our system.

As a company, we will continue to raise awareness about asbestos through our software and our links with Mesothelioma UK, our corporate charity.

Today's Wills and Probate Roundtable write-up published

Today's Wills and Probate write-up of the round-table event has been published here:

It's worth a read if you're interested in reducing risk in your legal practice and, in particular, how Alpha Legal can help. 

Clean Air Asbestos Solutions chooses asbestos software Alpha Tracker

We've had another order for asbestos software Alpha Tracker this morning.

Clean Air Asbestos Solutions has chosen Alpha Tracker to improve efficiency and client service.

Their list of asbestos services is comprehensive, including asbestos testing, asbestos surveying, asbestos remediation and more.

We'll post again once Clean Air goes live with Alpha Tracker - but welcome to the Alpha Tracker family in the meantime!

MDK Analytical switch to asbestos software Alpha Tracker

We love training new Alpha Tracker users!

Yesterday, it was the turn of MDK Analytical to receive their Zoom training from Kim.  MDK Analytical is one of Ireland's longest-serving providers of asbestos consultancy services.  Their excellent website has useful asbestos-related content and lists all of the ways you can contact them to discuss their services.

Welcome, MDK, to the Alpha Tracker asbestos software family!

Another example of how ID theft can ruin a business - and how emails are often the cause!

Our Alpha Legal system is designed to take the risk out of secure client communication.  Asking for ID documents by email is a recipe for disaster!  Emails are not secure and there are countless ways that a hacker can intercept, read and even amend an email without the recipient realising.

Elaine just happened on this post which explains the dangers of ID theft really clearly:

Are you asking for ID documents by email?  Stop!  Try Alpha Legal instead from only £10/month.

Start Software's presentation to Alpha DevCon 2020 - our rebuild of the OnTimeCare app

We enjoyed presenting to the Alpha DevCon 2020 attendees on Friday.  We chose to show off our rebuild of the OnTimeCare app for Patient Innovations.

It was quite late in the evening here in the UK so I look a bit bleary-eyed! But hope you enjoy the presentation if you want to see the quality of the work we can do using the awesome Alpha Anywhere platform:

Can we help you to finish a troublesome long-running software development project?  Or start something new to help you and your business?  Software development projects are our bread-and-butter... so do get in touch!

Risks of using email for secure communications raised at legal industry round-table event

We were pleased to be part of an industry round-table event hosted by Today's Wills and Probate where we discussed risk in the legal industry, in particular in the setting of the COVID-19 "new normal".  So many solicitors and will writers are now only dealing with clients by virtual or remote means and so issues surrounding cybersecurity and safe working are even more important than usual.

Our Alpha Legal products solves one of the risk issues facing solicitors and will writers today.  Emails are not safe - simple as that - yet so many in the industry are still using emails to request ID documents or confirm bank details.  Alpha Legal is an easy, safe and secure way to ask for sensitive and confidential information - and it's incredibly easy for your clients to use, too.

Come and have a look at Alpha Legal for yourself.  Subscriptions start from only £10/month and you can cancel at any time.

Asbestos training plummets during Coronavirus pandemic

This is worrying.  The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has announced that the level of asbestos training in the construction industry has dropped to a 5-year low.

Prior to the Coronavirus crisis, an average of 18,000 workers a month completed asbestos training. Over the last six months (March-August), an average of 6,000 workers a month undertook asbestos training delivered by UKATA-approved training providers, a fall of more than 66%.

As a reminder, more than 5,000 people a year die in the UK from asbestos-related diseases and the number continues to rise.

As a company, we do everything we can to promote the awareness of asbestos and the importance of safe management and working practices alongside sound asbestos software (eg Alpha Tracker).  We hope that this drop in the level of training proves to be a "blip" and that it returns to normal throughout the rest of 2020.

Alpha Tracker Release 33 ready next week

The latest version of asbestos software Alpha Tracker, Release 33, will be publicly available next week.

The quotation engine has had a major revamp and we think you'll like the new colour coding and built-in follow-up mechanisms.

We've also improved the client portal again with new graphs and dashboards available for your customers to use.

Kim is busy finalising the release notes and we'll be producing a short video to introduce the changes to you.

Watch this space!

Useful summary of asbestos responsibilities for property owners/managers

More and more property management companies are buying our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker.

Elaine spotted this article which is a useful summary of the responsibilities property owners have in regard to asbestos:

Our asbestos software systems help asbestos consultancies, property management companies (large and small) and public bodies to manage their asbestos problem.  Do get in touch if we can help you.

Start Software Alpha Tracker server partner UKFast approved for public service contracts

Our asbestos software Alpha Tracker server partner UKFast has just received "G-Cloud 12" supplier status which means it is approved for government and public service contracts.

This is a big deal for the increasing number of councils, NHS Trusts and government departments who are looking at using Alpha Tracker to manage their asbestos problem.

Worrying link between lockdown-DIY and increased exposure to asbestos?

Leanne in our Adelaide Alpha Tracker office spotted this fascinating and worrying article:

Will a boom in DIY during Coronavirus lockdowns encourage people to do jobs which actually should involve an asbestos professional?  There are so many unintended consequences of anti-Covid measures and this looks like it could be yet another one.

Start Software are now a Fasthosts Gold Partner

Fasthosts are one of the cloud server providers we use for hosting our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker.

We are pleased to announce that we are now a Gold Partner with Fasthosts giving us, and our clients, significant benefits.

Give Elaine a call in the office to find out more!

Alpha Tracker passes latest "penetration test" with flying colours

A penetration test (or "pen test") is a type of security test which simulates a hacker trying to find and exploit security vulnerabilities in software systems.

We regular subject asbestos software Alpha Tracker and our other software systems to pen tests in order to check that there are no security holes which a hacker could exploit.

The latest test was carried out by one of our asbestos consultancy clients following a request from a new NHS client of theirs.  Our client paid a cybersecurity consultancy to penetration test the Alpha Tracker software to verify that it was secure.

No high priority issues were found at all, and only one that was categorised as medium risk.  This was dealt with by a simple change to server configuration.

In all the years we've been involved with penetration tests, this is an incredibly good result and shows the constant security updates and patches we apply to Alpha Tracker really pay off and are worth the hard work from the team.

Asbestos specialist AsMATT Ltd chooses asbestos software Alpha Tracker

We're really pleased to announce that specialist asbestos consultancy asMATT Ltd has chosen asbestos software Alpha Tracker.

AsMATT, based in Billericay, Essex, is insured to carry out extensive surveys on domestic and commercial properties to find out if asbestos is present and whether or not it poses a health risk.  

All surveys are carried out in compliance with HSG 264 control of asbestos regulation 2012, with samples being tested by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

Once complete, findings are presented to the client as a comprehensive written report detailing results and recommendations.

AsMATT will be using Alpha Tracker to improve the efficiency of their business and improve the service to their clients.  Welcome on board!

Agon Environmental's Melbourne office goes live with Alpha Tracker

We've just completed a virtual Alpha Tracker training session for the asbestos professionals at Agon's Melbourne office.  This follows on from the training back in February we were able to deliver face-to-face... how the world has changed since then!

Welcome on board Agon Environmental!

Another construction consultancy chooses asbestos software Alpha Tracker

We're really pleased to announce that the asbestos professionals within Mac Group from Auckland, New Zealand, have chosen asbestos software Alpha Tracker.

Welcome on board!  We'll post more information once Judy and Leanne have delivered their training and they are fully live.

How does Alpha Legal work? How would I request ID documents from my client?

Alpha Legal is Start Software's solution to the problem of exchanging sensitive information by email.  Emails are not secure.  Really.  Emails can be intercepted, modified, hacked and spoofed.  Let me say it again - emails are not secure!

Our Alpha Legal product helps client-facing companies such as solicitors, accountants, will-writers, estate agents and others to request sensitive data from their clients.

Here's a video to show you how easy it is to request ID from your client using Alpha Legal:

Want to know more?  Take a look at how Alpha Legal can help you to protect you, your business and your clients.

Want to know more about the basics of cyber-security?

I recently presented a cyber-safety webinar for our software client Countrywide Tax & Trust to help them to educate and inform their consultants.

Countrywide have generously allowed me to share the recording of the webinar - so do listen if you'd like to know how to keep yourself and your company safe in our new virtual business world.

Cyber-safety webinar

The last of the six topics I cover is why you cannot and must not use emails for exchanging sensitive informationEmails are not secure.  Our solution to the problem is Alpha Legal - do take a look for yourself.

What happens at Start Software when something goes wrong?

I wish we were perfect but 20 years of being in business has taught me that things will go wrong.  However many checks and balances are put in place, sometimes a combination of events will mean that a bug in our software impacts a customer.

So, we have a process that we follow.  Our hard-earned ISO9001 certification means that we have documented processes which enable us to contact the customer(s) affected, back-track to find out when the problem occurred, resolve any data issues, resolve the underlying cause, and then report back.  We also discuss any such issues at our next ISO9001 certification visit.

We've just had one such issue.  When we analysed the problem, we found that fewer than 50 fibre analysis records across the millions of records captured and analysed in Alpha Tracker were found to be faulty because of a software bug.  50 is 50 too many of course!

A detailed piece of work to find the root cause and fix it is now complete and we've contacted and apologised to all affected customers.

Onwards and upwards!

PS congratulations to Darroch McCartney at our Alpha Tracker client ABS for their recent ISO9001 success, it was his LinkedIn post that prompted me to write this article about our own ISO9001 activity!

We're still the only asbestos software provider to publish support desk performance stats each month!

We absolutely believe in openness and transparency.  We want our customers to know how long they will have to wait if they need to log a support call with us.  This is especially for asbestos surveyors who are working out in the field and need help with their Tracker Mobile asbestos data collection app.  They don't want to be waiting long for help!

Every month, we publish our support stats so all of our customers can see how we are doing.

In August, 91% of high priority calls were resolved within 2 hours or the timescale set by the customer.  That's really good news if you're waiting for help.


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Over the last 6 months, support performance has been pretty consistent(ly good).

If want more information about our 24x7 personal support service which we offer to all asbestos consultancies who use our Alpha Tracker asbestos software, get in touch!

Another new Alpha Tracker asbestos consultancy - welcome MDK Analytical

A very warm welcome to MDK Analytical asbestos consultancy to the Alpha Tracker family!

Based in Carrigtwohill, County Cork, MDK is the latest Irish asbestos consultancy to choose Alpha Tracker to be their asbestos software system. 

We'll be working on the asbestos report templates for MDK very soon (Alpha Tracker produces asbestos reports in your format, not ours) and then they will be ready for the training and go-live.  We love meeting new asbestos consultancy clients!

New Alpha Tracker asbestos consultancy goes live - Clean Building Solutions

Clean Building Solutions are the latest asbestos surveying consultancy to go live with asbestos software Alpha Tracker.

Our trainer Kim delivered initial training yesterday and we will be following up with our normal level of go-live support over the next few days and weeks.

Welcome on board Clean Building Solutions!

We're proud of Will and his 95% ICT exam score!

We're really proud of our support apprentice Will who has just received news that he achieved a score of 95% in his apprenticeship ICT exam!

Brilliant result Will.  Congratulations from all the team here at Start Software.

New quote chasing features coming soon in Alpha Tracker

We're working hard to finalise the next release of our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker.

Alpha Tracker is different from other systems because it can run your entire business - including logging enquiries, raising quotations and even invoicing a job once it is complete!

The next public release of Alpha Tracker will include a fabulous new quote-chasing feature.  Take a look at this sneak preview!

Emails are *not* secure! Alpha Legal is the solution for your secure messaging problem

Our Alpha Legal platform is really taking off! Will writers, accountants, solicitors, estate agents and other professionals are choosing Alpha Legal to help them solve their secure messaging problem.

Are you asking your clients for bank details by email? Stop! Emails are *not* secure. You are risking losing £000s of your money (or your client's!) with disastrous consequences.

Alpha Legal solves this problem in an instant.  It's easy, safe and secure.  Click here to sign up for a free account.  

Six Steps to Cyber Safety - come and join our webinar!

One of our favourite clients, Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation, has asked us to run a cybersecurity webinar.

Their consultants are working in cyberspace every day and need to know how to keep their own data and that of their clients safe and secure in a world where data breaches can lead to embarrassment (at best) and the loss of an entire business (at worst!).

With so many recent stories about the dangers of hacking, ransomware and more it's a good time to check that you're taking the basic, important steps to keep yourself safe in our online world.

The webinar is open to all and you can join for free yourself by clicking one of these links.

  • Friday 4 September 10:00-11:00... click here
  • Monday 7 September 10:00-11:00... click here
See you on the webinar!

Professor Roger Willey (MD, ACS Physical Risk Control Group) appears on Safer Than Your Average podcast

Eminent asbestos professional Professor Roger Willey, Managing Director at Alpha Tracker user ACS Physical Risk, has recorded a video podcast with the Inside Out Group.

The podcast is available on YouTube here

Tourist's flock to Australia's "asbestos Chernobyl"

Following on from our blog post signposting the BBC short film about Wittenoome, we just found this fascinating piece:

Start Software's Tracker and Alpha Tracker products have captured data about 30,000,000 items of asbestos worldwide.  Click here to find out more.

Walk a mile for Mesothelioma

Want to show your support for people suffering from the terrible effects of the asbestos-related disease Mesothelioma?

Why not support the UKATA DAST staff who have walked a mile for Mesothelioma.  More info here!

Another interesting documentary about asbestos from the BBC: Wittenoom: An Australian Tragedy

We just found and watched this 4-minute short about the dangers of working with asbestos.  It's a fascinating and compelling watch and well worth sharing. 

Click to watch it.

Can we help your organisation to locate and manage asbestos?  Take a look at our market-leading asbestos software, Alpha Tracker.

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