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General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination

General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination General Motors UK have been fined a whopping £120,000 over the discovery of asbestos contamination at their Vauxhall branch in Ellesmere Port. The car manufacturer was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after work being undertaken at the Ellesmere Port site back in 2014 was found to have […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

BOHS Breathe Freely Initiative BOHS (The Chartered Society For Worker Health Protection) launched their new ‘Breathe Freely initiative’ back in April of this year which aims to control exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry. People who work in construction are at very high risk of developing lung cancer.  It is estimated […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears New fears have emerged after people working at the time of the IRA bomb Manchester in 1996 have gone on to develop asbestos-related cancer. It is believed they inhaled dust containing asbestos in the weeks following the bomb blast while taking part in the huge clean up. The bombing took place […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 11, 2016

9 Items you didn’t realise contain asbestos

9 items you didn’t realise contain asbestos By now, most of us will know about the dangers of asbestos and there being a high chance of it existing in older buildings, especially in ceiling materials and floor tiles, but what you may not realise is that many everyday and household items that you thought were […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 06, 2016

HMRC face backlash over asbestos compensation cases

HMRC face backlash over asbestos compensation cases Tax chiefs at HRMC are facing a backlash after making people wait for too long, in a lot of cases of more than a year, for key evidence in asbestos compensation claims. Lawyers state that on average it is taking around 383 days to retrieve the necessary employment […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2016

Asbestos in schools is still a danger to children

Asbestos in schools is still a danger to children say experts Asbestos in schools is still prevalent and Annabel Freyberg died as a result of this being a mesothelioma victim. This terrible asbestos related disease is more commonly associated with dockyard and construction industry workers. It is caused when small asbestos fibers from certain building […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 22, 2016

Asbestos Surveys in London

Asbestos surveys in London At Armco we can provide Asbestos Surveys in London and surrounding areas as well as across the UK.  We are a professional and highly skilled team of surveyors who specialise in conducting both asbestos management and asbestos refurbishment / demolition surveys, as well as providing the asbestos awareness training required for […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 09, 2016

Asbestos Surveys in Birmingham

Asbestos surveys in Birmingham At Armco we can provide Asbestos Surveys in Birmingham and surrounding areas as well as across the UK.  Armco Asbestos have over 15 years’ experience in assessing properties for the threat of asbestos. We have a team of fully trained and qualified surveyors that work with our clients to ensure that […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 09, 2016

Mesothelioma and asbestos related disease cases set to peak in 2015

The amount of asbestos related cancer cases such as Mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos before the 1980’s has not yet reached its peak despite killing more than 1800 people in the UK each year. There are 2100 people diagnosed with asbestos related disease each year, and most of those victims die within 12 months […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 16, 2015

Asbestos still present in schools

The BBC have released figures stating that asbestos is still present in 86% or 9 out of ten schools in the UK, which is higher than what was previously reported. Asbestos was used heavily in the building industry in the 1960’s and 1970’s before it was banned in 1999. JUAC the Joint Union Asbestos Committee […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2015
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