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Workers! Asbestos is the UK’s No.1 workplace killer – are You at risk?

Never overlook Asbestos Surveys There are 4,500 deaths a year in the UK alone from asbestos in the workplace.  That’s 86 workers and tradesmen every week. It’s a heavy-hitter, not to be taken lightly. The sad thing is most of these deaths happen because asbestos is simply taken too lightly.  But when you and your… Read the Full Post

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Get an Asbestos Survey – Value Your Business!

Value an Asbestos Survey Imagine having to shut down your entire workplace indefinitely, without warning. It’s a frightening prospect, but something many business owners have to face when asbestos is found on the premises.  It’s estimated that over 500,000 buildings in the UK contain asbestos; commercial, industrial and public. That’s a lot, enough to take… Read the Full Post

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A Duel with Asbestos, the Monster Hiding in the Walls

Finding Asbestos Asbestos was used in old vehicle brakes and clutches, building materials, floor tiles, friction products, textiles, and insulation for pipes. It is in the construction industry and ship building and repair. It is used in a variety of products due to its resistance to corrosion and heat. However, its high utility cannot counter… Read the Full Post

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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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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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The dangers of asbestos – harmful to health and deadly

Asbestos has become synonymous with danger. Ever since the safely concerns of Asbestos were brought to light, there has been a nationwide clampdown on the management and removal of asbestos, and it’s not difficult to see why. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a silicate mineral which has a number of very desirable properties. When it… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Survey Services

Did you know that any buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 could still contain asbestos? This lethal substance kills up to 20 tradesmen every week, and causes up to 4,000 deaths from asbestos related diseases each year. That’s why it’s so important that your building is completely surveyed for asbestos if there is… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Surveying Simplified

Asbestos Surveying – The grand scheme of things Simplifying Asbestos Surveying In January this year, the HSE published new guidance on asbestos surveying, which explicitly advocates the need for Asbestos Surveyors to be able to demonstrate and ensure competency. The HSE estimates that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are still present in some 500,000 commercial properties in… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos in the home? Tips before buying a house with deadly Asbestos in the property

Do you have Asbestos in the home? When buying or selling a house, or even contemplating renovation or DIY tasks, you should be fully aware of the potential harm ful risks posed by any deadly Asbestos-Containing materials that may be present. If you are a buyer or seller, the presence of Asbestos-Containing material has the… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Management the Duty Holders Responsibility

Asbestos Management Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2006) contains an explicit duty to assess and manage the risks from the presence of asbestos. The risks will vary with circumstances and can arise from normal occupation of a building or from inadvertent disturbance during the repair, refurbishment and demolition of the premises.… Read the Full Post

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