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What is an Asbestos Refurbishment/Demolition Survey?

Asbestos refurbishment surveys and asbestos demolition surveys are required whenever there is a complete refurbishment or a complete demolition that is due to be carried out. An Asbestos Demolition Survey tends to be more invasive as it is carried out when a building is set to be brought down completely. Both surveys are incredibly thorough […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 21, 2014

What exactly is an Asbestos Management Survey?

In short an Asbestos Management Survey is a standard survey with the objective of finding any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in a building. This helps to identify any ACMs that may be disturbed or damaged and thus causing a serious health hazard to occupants. These surveys usually involve some small amount of disturbance and intrusive […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2014

10 Million Dollar grant to research and combat Asbestos related diseases

The researchers at the CEET (Centre if Excellence in Environmental Toxicology) over in America have been awarded a $10 million grant to study Asbestos related diseases including Mesothelioma, and come up with treatment and prevention methods as well as to provide greater understanding of the ways Asbestos can harm, and provide further insight into the […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2014

HSE warns of unannounced visits to Refurbishment Repair sites

Starting from the 22nd of September until the 17th of October HSE Construction Inspectors will be carrying out unannounced visits to try and improve industry standards and to increase awareness and enforce their expectations of the industry in question. They also wish to demonstrate their capacity to use the enforcement tools it has been granted […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 06, 2014

Up to 75% of schools contain lethal Asbestos

According to a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health and Safety, around 75% of schools in England contain the deadly Asbestos and worse most of it is badly maintained which increases the risk by magnitudes. Sadly over 100 school teachers have died from Mesothelioma in the last ten years and it is […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 02, 2014
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