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Asbestos garage or shed removal

Advice on removal of asbestos from a shed or garage If you have a shed or garage that you suspect contains asbestos and you are wondering about whether or not to carry out removal, then the following advice should help you…. Identifying asbestos in a shed or garage Firstly, you may be wondering whether or […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 05, 2020

PPE for working with asbestos

Article Updated On June 18, 2020What PPE should you wear when working with asbestos? PPE must be worn when working with asbestos containing materials in order to protect the wearer from exposure to harmful asbestos fibres. But firstly, it’s important to note that anyone carrying out any work with asbestos must be properly trained, have […]

Read the full article | Published May 13, 2020

Asbestos in homes uk

Article Updated On June 18, 2020Do 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 16, 2020

How dangerous is asbestos?

Article Updated On June 18, 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 June 18, 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 June 18, 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 HSE

Article Updated On June 18, 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
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