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Victims of asbestos.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Asbestos 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 to […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 26, 2015

Businessman fined for asbestos failure in Colwyn Bay.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The 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 Business […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 23, 2015

Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys in Bury

Article Updated On July 19, 2016Asbestos 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 minor […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 22, 2015

Asbestos related deaths top 5,000 HSE statistics show

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The 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 worrying […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 03, 2014

What exactly is an Asbestos Management Survey?

Article Updated On June 13, 2016In 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 small […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2014

10 Million Dollar grant to research and combat Asbestos related diseases

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The researchers at the CEET (Centre if Excellence in Environmental Toxicology) over in America have been awarded a $10 million grant to study Asbestos related diseases including Mesothelioma, and come up with treatment and prevention methods as well as to provide greater understanding of the ways Asbestos can harm, and […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2014

HSE warns of unannounced visits to Refurbishment Repair sites

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Starting from the 22nd of September until the 17th of October HSE Construction Inspectors will be carrying out unannounced visits to try and improve industry standards and to increase awareness and enforce their expectations of the industry in question. They also wish to demonstrate their capacity to use the enforcement […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 06, 2014

Up to 75% of schools contain lethal Asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016According to a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health and Safety, around 75% of schools in England contain the deadly Asbestos and worse most of it is badly maintained which increases the risk by magnitudes. Sadly over 100 school teachers have died from Mesothelioma in the last […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 02, 2014

Cancer sufferer calls for asbestos to be removed from schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A woman who has been diagnosed with cancer (Peritoneal Mesothelioma to be exact) caused by exposure to asbestos which occurred when she was in high school, calls for asbestos, a killer over over 4500 people a year to be removed from the worrying amount of schools all around the UK that […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 22, 2014

Unlicensed demolition firm found guilty of putting workers at risk of asbestos exposure after removing asbestos containing materials without a license

Article Updated On June 13, 2016James Site Services Ltd, of Cosham, have been found guilty of breeching the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) investigation found the demolition firm had stripped more than 50 metres of potentially-deadly asbestos board without the legally required license and potentially putting workers at risk. […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 14, 2014
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