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What does asbestos look like?

Article Updated On June 25, 2019Ever wondered what raw asbestos looks like? If you’ve never come across it before, you may wonder ‘What does asbestos look like?’ Asbestos can be difficult to identify as it’s often mixed in with other materials. But there are some very common materials that are known to contain asbestos and […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2019

Asbestos in artex ceilings

Article Updated On June 25, 2019What is Artex? Firstly, before we discuss asbestos in Artex, let’s talk about what Artex actually is. Artex is a common surface coating, mainly found on older ceilings, and is still used today for interior decorating. It used to be very popular amongst decorators as it allowed them to add a […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 18, 2019

Man receives prison sentence for dumping asbestos

Article Updated On April 16, 2019Jail sentence for man caught dumping asbestos A man has been jailed for 4 months after he was found guilty of dumping asbestos waste on the North York Moors last August. He was tracked down by police through ‘operation eyeball’. Darren Goddard from Lazenby, near Middlesbrough, admitted to dumping asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 30, 2019

Construction companies fined for removing asbestos ceiling tiles

Article Updated On April 16, 2019Asbestos ceiling tiles were removed from primary school Two construction companies have received a fine following refurbishment works they carried out on a Derby school where they removed asbestos ceiling tiles. They received the fine because they allowed sub-contractors they had employed to be exposed to asbestos fibers. The case […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 14, 2019

Asbestos dust caused death of Electrician’s wife

Article Updated On April 16, 2019Man suing Vauxhall over asbestos dust A man who worked as an electrician has said his wife died as a result of asbestos dust. John Carey says he would come home with asbestos dust on his coveralls and in his hair, sideburns and moustache. The asbestos dust was breathed in […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 17, 2018

Christmas decorations in school pose asbestos risk

Article Updated On February 18, 2019Warning issued to schools by JUAC With Christmas fast approaching, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) has issued a warning to people about the hidden danger of putting up Christmas decorations in school. The JUAC unions are requesting that teachers and school staff take extreme care when putting up their […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 12, 2018

Why Contractors shouldn’t rely on third party asbestos reports

Article Updated On April 16, 2019Asbestos reports may not always be accurate… A recent case in Wales involving asbestos has highlighted the fact that contractors can’t always rely on third party asbestos reports. Building Contractors will often rely upon asbestos reports and other information regarding the site which the employer has compiled. But this recent […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 05, 2018

Should I be concerned about an asbestos ceiling?

Article Updated On June 25, 2019Is an asbestos ceiling dangerous? We’re all familiar with artex and textured coating ceilings that were prevalent in the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, many of which contained asbestos, but is an asbestos ceiling dangerous? Perhaps you have planned to do some decorating or renovations and you’re concerned about the […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 28, 2018

DFE re-opens asbestos management assurance process in schools as 1 in 4 fail to respond

Asbestos management in schools – DFE re-opens survey The DFE (Department for Education) has had to re-open its “asbestos management assurance process” as 1 in 4 schools have failed to respond. The process asks schools to declare if they are compliant or not with their legal duty to manage asbestos on their premises. Schools had […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 26, 2018

Asbestos Campaigners receive damages from intelligence agency

Agency spied on Asbestos Campaigners for years In a case that has been ongoing since October 2016 against Mayfair based K2 intelligence limited, the agency have finally agreed to pay substantial damages to five leading anti asbestos campaigners. K2’s Executive Managing Director Matteo Bigazzi and Robert Moore were accused of spying on the asbestos campaigners Laurie Kazan-Allen, Harminder Bains, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2018
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