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Are You Taking Notice of the Advice Given to You by Health and Safety Consultants?

It is important to respond to any of the suggestions that are provided to you by your health and safety consultants.  Just enquiring into improving your health and safety procedures and policies is simply not enough.  In a similar vein it is essential that if you have been given any notices from the Health and… 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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HSG264 The New Asbestos Survey Guide

Asbestos The Survey Guide hsg264 The HSE has reviewed its ‘MDHS 100’ guidance on asbestos surveying, which describes Type 1, 2 and 3 surveys and this document was replaced on 29th January 2010 with ‘Managing Asbestos in Premises, The Survey Guide (HSG 264)’, which describes management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys. The HSE estimates that there… 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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Asbestos Surveyors Risk Assessment and Health and Safety Issues

Surveyors Risk Assessment Firstly, The Health and Safety Issues   Undertaking an asbestos survey will present health and safety issues to the asbestos surveyors and others. Therefore before carrying out a site survey, it is important that an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of surveyors, sampling personnel and other occupants is… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Survey Types and Asbestos Management

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The Asbestos Surveyors Guide – Asbestos Survey Guidance MDHS100

Surveyors Guide MDHS100 New HSG guidance document, “Asbestos surveyors Guide – Surveying, sampling and assessment of asbestos-containing materials. (Out Aug 2009) The new asbestos survey guidance document, “Asbestos surveyors Guide – Surveying, sampling and assessment of asbestos-containing materials aims to help asbestos surveyors and duty holders ensure that proposed asbestos survey methods and procedures are appropriate… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos survey – The legal duty

 The Asbestos Survey in the work place The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires an employer to provide a safe workplace. Asbestos, a category 1 chemical carcinogen, is subject to a specific set of regulations: the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006. These regulations cover work with asbestos, prohibitions on the importation, supply… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Fibres, Asbestos Dust, how to avoid both with an Asbestos Survey

 Asbestos Fibres Did you know that the name Asbestos derives from the Greek word a-, “not”; sbestos, “extinguishable”. Some say that this term may refer to the everlasting wicks of the ‘Eternal Flame’ in the temple of the Vestal Virgins, or possibly an alternate translation such as “indestructible” maybe more appropriate. You can safely say… Read the Full Post

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