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NHS recovery of medical costs for asbestos related disease law overruled.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Since 2013 Wales has been in an ongoing legal dispute which is trying to force companies and their insurers to cover medical costs of staff that have been exposed to asbestos and made been made ill by the substance. Today The Supreme Court has given the decision on the bill. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 09, 2015

Asbestos management in schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Asbestos is present in 90% of schools in England. Despite knowing the deadly risks of asbestos exposure the authorities continue to not take action. Management reports were being carried out early 2014 and the management report should have been produced June 2014 but it has still not been published, and […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 06, 2015

Exposure to asbestos caused by disasters

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Whilst it is well know that asbestos is a threat to tradespeople and construction workers who come into contact with asbestos through their work many other people can also be exposed due to world disasters. Airborne debris that comes from buildings that have been destroyed can include asbestos dust, especially […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2015

Ex British Rail worker receives £50,000 in damages.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A man from Matson, Gloucestershire has won a case to continually sue the department of transport if and when his health deteriorates after being exposed to asbestos at work 70 years ago. Asbestos is the greatest cause of work related disease in the UK. Harold White worked for the railway […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 04, 2015

Former footballer promotes HSE asbestos campaign

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Stuart Pearce, ex professional footballer and current manager of Nottingham Forest Football Club has recently revealed that he could have breathed in deadly asbestos dust in his early days playing football whilst working part time as an electrician. He was an electrician for 4 years in the early 1980’s and […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 03, 2015

The dangers of asbestos in shipbuilding

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Asbestos is not just a problem in the construction or building industry, asbestos is also present and used in shipbuilding. Asbestos is still present onboard various ships and continues to be a huge problem for health and safety, especially during the demolition of ships. Although asbestos was banned in 2000, […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 02, 2015

The dangers of Asbestos in home DIY

Article Updated On March 5, 2018Asbestos is not only a problem for industrial units, any residential building constructed prior to the year 2000 is likely to contain asbestos. If this applies to you, then even the smallest amount of DIY or rennovations could cause serious implications to your health. If asbestos is present in your […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 30, 2015

Workers put at risk of asbestos exposure

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Work carried out for North Devon Homes has put 2 workers from Pilkington Plumbing and Heating Ltd at risk of asbestos exposure when they began works carrying out boiler renovations without a full asbestos survey. The employees were allowed to carry out back boiler removal and to drill a wall […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 29, 2015

Asbsetos Management Surveys in Bury

Article Updated On July 19, 2016Asbestos Management Surveys in Bury Armco provide asbestos management surveys in Bury and across the UK.  Asbestos Management Surveys are imperative to commercial property and business owners in properties build before the year 2000. An Asbestos Management Survey is a legal obligation if you are responsible for maintaining a property. […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 28, 2015

Woman dies after being exposed to asbestos at work.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Exposure to asbestos has lead to the death of 79 year old woman. The former factory worker died at Summerville nursing home in Grappenham, following 3 years exposure to asbestos fibres. Veronica Barlow worked at Turner Brothers’ manufacturing site in Greater Manchester from 1956-1959 operating machinery. Mrs Barlow said that […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 27, 2015
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