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Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings Asbestos Sampling Stirling council have been fined the sum of £10,500 for repeatedly ignoring safety warnings regarding asbestos in their headquarters building. Council chiefs had known about the asbestos in the basement of the Old Viewforth building for over 9 years. Yet despite […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2017

Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment A contractor from Bedfordshire has received a fine following a demolition job on a building he was responsible for, failing to carryout asbestos assessments. He was fined for failing to carry out an asbestos assessment of the removal work. Anthony West […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 20, 2017

UK Governments compensation scheme for Mesothelioma cancer sufferers

Article Updated On December 14, 2017UK Governments compensation scheme for Mesothelioma cancer sufferers Official figures show that over £84 million has been awarded in compensation to sufferers of the asbestos related disease, Mesothelioma, and their families. This is due to a government scheme that was introduced in April 2014. The scheme is known as DMPS, […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 14, 2017

Protect your workers from Asbestos

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Protect your workers from Asbestos Being exposed to asbestos as a construction worker is a huge concern, as unlike gaining an injury on site, with asbestos, it takes many years for any physical symptoms of the illness to show. There are an increasing number of people being affected by asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 07, 2017

Asbestos is still a hidden killer

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Asbestos is still a hidden killer Asbestos is known as the silent killer and can still be found in our homes, workplaces, schools, public buildings and commercial properties across the UK. Approximately 5000 people die every year in the UK from an asbestos related disease. This figure is higher than […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 27, 2017

Asbestos was used as fake snow in many old Hollywood movies

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Asbestos was used as fake snow in many old Hollywood movies In order to create winter scenes in many old Hollywood movies, film makers used pure white asbestos fibers to replicate the look of snow. Up until the late 1920’s, film makers were known to use various methods to try […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 21, 2017

Rochdale lady suffering from Mesothelioma after washing husbands clothes

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Rochdale lady suffering from Mesothelioma after washing husbands clothes Vivienne Swain from Rochdale puts her diagnosis of Mesothelioma cancer down to having washed her husbands asbestos ridden clothes for years. Her husband, Michael, worked as a joiner for Manchester City Council in the 1970s. He died in his early forties […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 08, 2017

Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos

Article Updated On March 6, 2019Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos……………..A judge at Manchester Magistrates Court has jailed Bury Business owner, David Briggs, of Briggs Demolition, for a total of 24 weeks (6 months) for exposing his workers and the […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 07, 2017

Many home decorating enthusiasts are still ignoring asbestos risk

Article Updated On March 5, 2018Many home decorating enthusiasts are still ignoring asbestos risk Industrial disease Lawyer, Dominic Smith, from Slater and Gordon, says many home decorating enthusiasts are still ignoring asbestos risk when carrying out DIY jobs at home. Many people are still unaware of the dangers when it comes to asbestos. They will […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 01, 2017

Action required as hundreds of North Wales schools found to contain asbestos

Article Updated On December 14, 2017Action required as hundreds of North Wales schools found to contain asbestos Action required as hundreds of North Wales schools found to contain asbestos……….. It has come to light that hundreds of schools across North Wales contain asbestos, and as a result, the public, The Right to Know Asbestos in […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 31, 2017
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