Claritas in asbestos safety deal

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A YORKSHIRE-based IT services firm is helping to ensure that rail workers and passengers are protected from asbestos.

Claritas, which is based in Bramham, near Leeds, has secured a £200,000 contract with Network Rail to develop an asbestos risk management system. Over the next eight years, the “working relationship” with Network Rail will provide a £1.5m boost for Claritas.

A spokesman for Claritas, which has 50 staff, said the IT programme provides a quick assessment of the location of asbestos, so it can be treated by Network Rail.

Network Rail, which has 40,000 employees, operates, maintains and develops Britain’s rail infrastructure.