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14 MAY 2024

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos Surveys, The Law, And Legal Requirements

Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement in many circumstances. Working or occupying a building without an asbestos survey could be breaking the law. But when do you need one, and when don't you need one? You can find out when you need an asbestos survey, and why, in this blog post.

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asbestos surveyor in a protective suit looking at a roof
23 MAR 2024

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos Caused Leeds Resident Terminal Cancer

Following her diagnosis with terminal cancer linked to asbestos exposure, a Leeds woman is urging the removal of asbestos from all public structures. At 64, Rose Hall learned she had mesothelioma in 2019, a condition she contracted after inhaling asbestos fibres as a schoolgirl in Leeds, unknowingly at the time.

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asbestos, mask and goggles
18 MAR 2024

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos Found At The Rickmansworth Aquadrome in Watford

A recent mapping effort has identified six locations where asbestos has been confirmed to be present beneath the surface at Rickmansworth Aquadrome, according to information released by the Three Rivers District Council.

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asbestos waste disposal sign
23 FEB 2024

By James

Category: Industry

Can I Identify If a Product Contains Asbestos?

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral known for its heat resistance and durability, was widely used in various construction materials and consumer products until its health risks became widely recognised. Exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Consequently, identifying products containing asbestos is crucial for protecting public health and safety.

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freshly mined asbestos
13 FEB 2024

By James

Category: Industry

The Dangers of Asbestos in Talcum Powder

Talcum powder, a product found in numerous households, has recently come under heightened scrutiny due to concerns about asbestos contamination. This article aims to clarify the confusion surrounding asbestos in talcum powder by presenting accurate and trustworthy information. We will explore the associated risks, safety measures, and frequently asked questions to ensure you are well-informed.

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asbestos surveyor in a protective suit looking at a roof
02 FEB 2024

By James

Category: Industry

Does Your Property Contain Asbestos Or Not

Asbestos: the word alone might conjure images of hazard signs and safety warnings. This naturally occurring mineral, once lauded for its fire resistance, strength, and insulating properties, became a staple in the construction industry throughout the 20th century.

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empty classroom with desks and chalkboard
18 JAN 2024

By James

Category: Industry

RAAC and Asbestos Safety Concerns in Schools in the UK

In the United Kingdom, the legacy of asbestos in school buildings is a significant issue, with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) adding another layer to this complex challenge.

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teacher teaching in a school with concrete walls and pupils sitting listening
01 NOV 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Nationwide The Problem Of Asbestos in our Schools Exists

Asbestos, a hazardous material associated with severe health risks, continues to be a significant concern in schools across the United Kingdom. Despite efforts to manage and eliminate asbestos, the problem persists in a large number of educational institutions.

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asbestos surveyor in a protective suit looking at a roof
31 OCT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos Removal From The Historic Guildhall in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is allocating £140,000 for the essential removal of asbestos from the historic Guildhall.

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dangers sign warning about asbestos
28 OCT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestosis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Asbestosis is a chronic condition characterised by persistent lung inflammation and scarring resulting from exposure to asbestos fibres.

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brick wall with signage
28 OCT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

What Does Asbestos Look Like

Over the decades, asbestos has been extensively used in various products, resulting in a legacy of potential health hazards.

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teacher teaching in a school with concrete walls and pupils sitting listening
27 OCT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos in Schools - The Dangers and the Law

Addressing Asbestos Issues in Educational Institutions: Legal Guidelines for Asbestos Removal and Management in Schools

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hand with pencil writing on a survey of a building with asbestos tila nearby
20 SEPT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

In 2023 What Is The Cost Of An Asbestos Survey

Asbestos surveys are a critical component of maintaining the safety of buildings, both residential and commercial. However, when it comes to determining the cost of such surveys, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Numerous factors come into play, making it crucial to understand what influences the pricing of asbestos surveys.

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concrete with a no access sign
19 SEPT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and Asbestos

After the Removal of Asbestos in All Commercial Buildings (RAAC), the pressing question that looms is, what legacy does asbestos leave for public buildings?

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stack of pipes
18 SEPT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Pipe Fitters Asbestos Linked Death

Phillip Peter Webster, affectionately known as Peter, passed away last year at the age of 84, succumbing to mesothelioma—a lung lining cancer resulting from asbestos exposure.

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outside the iconic guildford cathedral
14 SEPT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos Found In Guildford Cathedral

In a heartwarming turn of events, Guildford Cathedral has been saved from a financial crisis thanks to an outpouring of support from generous donors who contributed a total of £6.9 million.

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hackney town hall with the sun streaming through
14 SEPT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Hackney issues a warning: Asbestos is found in two-thirds of its council homes

Hackney Council has issued a cautionary notice regarding the presence of asbestos in approximately two-thirds of its council-owned properties. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact the Town Hall before embarking on any DIY projects within their homes.

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teacher teaching in a school with concrete walls and pupils sitting listening
05 SEPT 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos in Hospitals and Schools and the Dangers

Concerns are mounting over the possibility that deteriorating concrete in schools and hospitals may release hazardous asbestos fibres.

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wandsworth bridge in the evening
24 AUGUST 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Legal Case Win for Teacher Exposed to Asbestos

The teacher was exposed to asbestos somewhere between 1979 and 1985, and it wasn't until December 2005 that she learned she had mesothelioma.

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asbestos surveyor in a protective suit looking at a roof
11 AUGUST 2023

By James

Category: Industry

The 5 Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs.

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southampton docks with cranes in the distance at dusk
09 AUGUST 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Asbestos Contamination in a Southampton Residential Complex

Waterside Apartments - a prominent residential complex nestled along the picturesque waterfront of Southampton, became the focal point of a concerning asbestos contamination issue.

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08 AUGUST 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Demolition of the Carlton Cinema and Coconut Grove Nightclub

When asbestos is discovered in a structure, it is crucial that it be correctly diagnosed and handled by qualified experts. This happened at a building site in Liverpool.

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asbestos waste disposal sign
08 JUNE 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Leicester Born Builder Dies From Asbestos

An investigation found that exposure to asbestos dust on construction sites was probably what led to the death of the Leicester builder.

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student flicking through a book with symbols on the board behind
03 JUNE 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Dangerous Asbestos Found In Birmingham Universities

The University of Birmingham has determined that asbestos is present in its construction. The information was made public after the law firm Stephensons Solicitors LLP requested it from all universities under the Freedom of Information Act.

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row of church candles
16 MAY 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Coventry Church To Be Torn Down Due To Asbestos Issues

A Coventry church that is falling apart and has lain dormant for more than ten years is about to be demolished to make way for a new care facility. Experts claim St. Nicholas Church in Radford is "severely dilapidated" and that repairing it would be more expensive than replacing it.

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11 FEB 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Dumped Asbestos on the Rise

Fly-tipping has a striking visual and environmental impact, but it is also becoming increasingly obvious that there is a risk to human health. The worrisome and escalating issue of hazardous waste disposal in communities across Britain has been on the increase.

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11 FEB 2023

By James

Category: Industry

Ticking Time Bomb in Hospitals!

According to some reports, the number of patients who might develop cancer from asbestos exposure at London's hospitals is a "ticking time bomb." According to BBC London, asbestos is present in 94% of the city's hospitals. In London, mesothelioma has claimed the lives of about 1,000 people from 2011 to 2017, seven of whom were medical professionals.

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2 DEC

By James

Category: Industry

Electricians Drill into Asbestos!

Due to asbestos exposure while working at Anderson Tower in Motherwell, the contractor in charge is fined for putting their workers in danger.

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1 DEC

By James

Category: Misc.

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