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Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat

Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat Asbestos is a constant danger – particularly in older buildings. So it was little surprise when the substance was found in a partition wall at the Valleys cinema in Brynmawr, Wales. Built in 1894, the cinema is now run by a group of volunteers as The Market Hall Cinema… Read the Full Post

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Historical Asbestos Exposure Continues To Create Headlines

Historical Asbestos Exposure Continues To Create Headlines Although asbestos exposure is most commonly associated with industries that are involved in the direct handling of the substance, virtually anyone working in a pre-1999 building is at some risk of exposure. And so it is that the Metropolitan Police is contacting thousands of officers past and present… Read the Full Post

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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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Be Alert: Your Asbestos Removal Company may be Exposing you to Unimaginable Health Risks

Value Asbestos Surveys In the UK alone, more than 4,500 people die from asbestos related illnesses, making asbestos the single most dangerous killer in the construction industry. Some of the dangerous diseases related to asbestos contamination include lung cancer, mesothelioma, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, and asbestosis. They all sound scary right? Well, they are scary,… 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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Asbestos Advice Issued To School Head Teachers

Asbestos Advice It may sound like a health and safety myth, but reports that schools have been banned from displaying First World War helmets and gas masks in class have turned out to be completely true. The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has confirmed that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued guidance in… 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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Asbestos: The Hidden Killer

The facts on asbestos don’t make pretty reading. When it comes to deaths related to the UK workplace, asbestos is at the very top of the list. For those who don’t know much about this hidden killer and want to find out more about the possible effects of exposure to this naturally-occurring fibrous material, this… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Executive Making Site Inspections This Week

The HSE have begun to make a series of surprise inspections this week. The spot checks are planned for a month with the inspectors checking sites up and down the country without any announcement.  The inspectors are believed to be focusing on the repair, maintenance and refurbishment activities in particular. The reason for focusing on… 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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