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The dangers of asbestos in shipbuilding

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Asbestos 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 02, 2015

The dangers of Asbestos in home DIY

Article Updated On March 5, 2018 Asbestos 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 30, 2015

Workers put at risk of asbestos exposure

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Work 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 29, 2015

Asbsetos Management Surveys in Bury

Article Updated On July 19, 2016 Asbestos 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 28, 2015

Woman dies after being exposed to asbestos at work.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Exposure 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 27, 2015

Victims of asbestos.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Asbestos is a lethal material and exposure to its fibres can be deadly. It is possible to control asbestos and exposure to it with various training and surveying by trained professionals but still people do not follow legislation and put themselves and others at risk. It is widely accessible […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 26, 2015

Businessman fined for asbestos failure in Colwyn Bay.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The importance of Asbestos Management Surveys has again emerged from the news of a businessman in Colwyn Bay being fined for not adhering to legislation from the HSE (Health and Safety executive), and causing the spread of the harmful material. Peter Rees owned a business unit on the Mochdre […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 23, 2015

Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys in Bury

Article Updated On July 19, 2016 Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys in Bury At Armco we provide Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys in Bury and across the UK.  There were large amounts of Asbestos used for construction purposes in new and refurbished building up until the year 1999 when Asbestos was banned. If you are planning any […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 22, 2015

Asbestos related deaths top 5,000 HSE statistics show

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have recently published a bunch of statistics (https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/at-a-glance.pdf) giving an insight into the effect that certain things have on workers. One of the things mentioned is Asbestos which is now according to this website killing over 5,000 people a year. That is a […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 03, 2014

What exactly is an Asbestos Management Survey?

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 In short an Asbestos Management Survey is a standard survey with the objective of finding any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in a building. This helps to identify any ACMs that may be disturbed or damaged and thus causing a serious health hazard to occupants. These surveys usually involve some […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2014
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