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Asbestos in homes uk

Do people’s homes still contain asbestos? Homes in the UK that were built before the UK asbestos ban in November 1999 could very likely still contain asbestos. Particularly those homes dating from before 1985, as asbestos was used extensively in house building up until that point, when only a partial asbestos ban was implemented. The […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 16, 2020

How dangerous is asbestos?

Article Updated On March 12, 2020How dangerous is asbestos? Are you wondering just how dangerous asbestos really is? Are you asking yourself if you need to be concerned about asbestos exposure? Well, to sum up just how dangerous asbestos is, government figures show that in the UK alone there are approximately 5000 workers who die […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 04, 2020

What is an Asbestos Management plan?

Article Updated On March 12, 2020What is an Asbestos Management Plan? An asbestos management plan is either a hand written or a typed document on a computer that details exactly who is responsible for managing asbestos in a commercial or public building. Whichever method is chosen, whether hand written or a digital copy, it’s vital […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 20, 2020

Steve McQueen death

Article Updated On March 12, 2020What kind of cancer did Steve McQueen have? Today on 7th Nov 2019 marks the 39th anniversary of the death of the famous american actor, Steve McQueen. Steve Mcqueen was nicknamed in the media as ‘The King of Cool’ and was well known for his acting roles in films such […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 07, 2019

When was asbestos banned in UK?

Article Updated On March 12, 2020What year was asbestos finally banned in the UK? Surprisingly, asbestos wasn’t actually fully banned in the UK until 1999. Initially, back in 1985, the first asbestos prohibition laws were introduced and the UK banned the import and use of blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite) asbestos. It took some years […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 06, 2019

Asbestos Encapsulation

Article Updated On March 12, 2020What is asbestos encapsulation? Asbestos encapsulation is a process which involves leaving the asbestos material in place and treating it with a flexible sealant that forms a protective layer between the material and the indoor environment. This procedure ensures that any future wear and tear won’t cause any asbestos fibers […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos Boiler Insulation

Article Updated On March 12, 2020Do old boilers contain asbestos? Asbestos containing materials can be found in various locations, both within the structure of a building and also in fixed items of plant and equipment, such as an old boiler. Pre 1984, when the UK banned the use of asbestos in boiler manufacture, boilers were […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2019

Asbestos Essentials

Article Updated On March 12, 2020HSE Asbestos Essentials Manual Asbestos Essentials is a task manual written and provided by the HSE. The task manual is aimed at building, maintenance and allied trades of non-licensed asbestos work. It is purposefully designed to be durable, practical and small enough to fit in your toolbox so that you […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 27, 2019

Asbestos deaths UK

Article Updated On March 12, 2020How many asbestos related deaths in the UK each year? According to the HSE, statistics show that there are currently over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths per year in the UK including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. The latest figures collated in 2016 show that there were 2,595 mesothelioma deaths, with […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2019

Asbestos regulations domestic premises

Article Updated On March 12, 2020What are the asbestos regulations for homeowners of domestic premises? Are you a home owner and wondering what the asbestos regulations are when it comes to domestic premises? Well, the asbestos regulations are different for domestic and non-domestic premises. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) are directed at non-domestic […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 05, 2019
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