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Steve McQueen death

What 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 as The Magnificent Seven, Sand […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 07, 2019

When was asbestos banned in UK?

When was asbestos 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 later before the UK government finally banned […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 06, 2019

Asbestos Encapsulation

Article Updated On October 30, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos Boilers

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 Do 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2019

Asbestos Essentials

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 HSE 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 27, 2019

Asbestos deaths UK

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 How 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, […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2019

Asbestos regulations domestic premises

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 05, 2019

Asbestos related diseases

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 What are asbestos related diseases? Asbestos related diseases are caused by exposure to asbestos, where the asbestos fibers are inhaled and affect the lungs and pleura. There are various types of asbestos related diseases that a person may develop. These include non-malignant (non cancerous) diseases such as asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 15, 2019

Asbestos in Plaster Walls

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 When was asbestos used in plaster? Asbestos in plaster building materials (cement) was commonly used between 1940 and 1990 in the construction of many residential and commercial buildings. As such, it can still be found in many older residential and commercial buildings today. Asbestos was added to plaster up […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 17, 2019

Asbestos Insulation Identification

Article Updated On September 23, 2019 What types of insulation contain asbestos? There are different types of asbestos insulation and it varies in appearance. It was a very common material used in homes that were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. As such, some older properties may still contain some form of asbestos insulation. Asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 10, 2019
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