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The Cape Asbestos Factory

Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally and were used in building materials as well as vehicle brakes. Its purpose was to stop corrosion and resist heat and was thus used in homes and buildings as insulation. Fortunately, asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999, but history shows that authorities knew… Read the Full Post

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Working with Asbestos – Get Asbestos Training

Before undertaking any work in a building you should ask the boss of the job whether an an asbestos survey has been carried out and is Asbestos present. If working on a non-domestic building you can ask for this information before you give a quote for the work you will be doing. If you discover… Read the Full Post

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Fines for Wimbledon Firm after Irresponsible Demolition Work

The public and workers were put at risk due to the activity of a construction firm in Wimbledon. AA Construction were found to be dropping materials and littering the site by concerned local residents. The materials were being dropped onto the paths and the road even though there was a school very close by. The… Read the Full Post

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Even the Royals aren’t exempt: Asbestos in famous UK buildings

Asbestos in UK Buildings For many years, asbestos was been installed into buildings all throughout the United Kingdom. This fiber mineral, which acts as an insulator and fire-retardant, can be found in factories, chemical and power plants, commercial buildings, homes, and even prominent UK buildings like Buckingham Palace and the University of Cambridge. Even though… Read the Full Post

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Laziness Results in Fine for Two Guilty of Committing Fraud

Asbestos Cleaning A rather unusual case of fraud was discovered when an engineer visited a school to begin some plumbing work.  While he carried out his duties the man discovered that there was some asbestos material that was putting him and the other workers on the school site at risk of inhaling fibres. Asbestos fibres… Read the Full Post

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Council Workers Exposed to Asbestos in Birmingham

Three men were exposed to asbestos while they undertook work on a school in Birmingham.  As a result of the direct exposure the Birmingham City Council and Solihull Supplies Ltd have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. One of the first things you will learn from health and safety consultants is the importance… Read the Full Post

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Famous High Street brand due for sentencing over Removal of Asbestos Safety failings

Asbestos needs to be taken seriously and unfortunately many companies are failing their employees and the public when it comes to this deadly substance.  In the news this week there was a piece about Marks and Spencer, the hugely well-known retailers, who exposed people to asbestos.  If you talk to your health and safety consultants… Read the Full Post

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Employees Exposed to Asbestos, Health Seriously Jeopardised

One of the health and safety services which can help to prevent health conditions and even save lives are the asbestos surveys. Asbestos is responsible for thousands of deaths every year.  It is the duty of the building owner/occupier to ensure that no one comes into contact with asbestos that is not specially trained to… Read the Full Post

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Construction Site Safety Major Concern Says Health and Safety Executive

Construction Industry Accident Statistics Reports released today showed that during the period of 2009-2010 four workers died in the East Midlands in Construction related accidents and a further 645 were injured. These alarming figures come as the HSE will be beginning their unannounced visits to construction sites in Lincoln, Leicester, High Peak and Northampton. Surprise… Read the Full Post

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9/11 – The ongoing threat from Asbestos

On the 11th September 2001 a terrorist attack on New York City brought the World Trade Center crashing down.  On that day thousands of people died inside towers, including rescue workers who went in to help. 10 Years On: Now it is almost ten years after the event, and still people are dying and becoming… Read the Full Post

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