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10 Million Dollar grant to research and combat Asbestos related diseases

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

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2014

HSE warns of unannounced visits to Refurbishment Repair sites

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Starting 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 06, 2014

Up to 75% of schools contain lethal Asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 According 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 02, 2014

Cancer sufferer calls for asbestos to be removed from schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A 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 […]

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, 2016 James 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 14, 2014

Bath building contractors exposed workers to deadly asbestos dust after failing to implement an asbestos survey

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Geoff Thomas and Son Ltd exposed two of its employees to asbestos dust while working at a residential property in the city. They allowed the workmen to demolish a basement ceiling in New King Street without adequately checking for the presence of asbestos, in the form of a legally […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 31, 2014

A housing trust and two elevator companies fined after failing to manage asbestos during refurbishment works

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The Anchor Trust and PC Lifts, based In London, and Express Elevators Ltd, based in West Yorkshire, were fined after pleading guilty to various breeches of asbestos related legislation, after refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick lead to staff and residents being exposed to asbestos. In November 2012, […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 24, 2014

Re-upholstery firm prosecuted for failing to implement a Management Survey of their workplace despite staff concerns

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been found guilty of asbestos related health and safety breeches and a prohibition notice after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres. Mansfield Soft Furnishings Ltd and David Mansfield were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after up to […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2014

Armco launches new on-line safety essentials shop

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Armco are proud to introduce their newly launched on-line Safety Essentials shop selling various high quality personal and respiratory protective equipment at a very competitive price. We sell various hi–vis protective equipment such a vests, body warmers, bomber jackets with an elasticated waste, parker style jackets and trousers in […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 07, 2014

Building contractor fined for breech of asbestos related safety law

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A building contractor has been found guilty of breeching asbestos safety legislation by failing to act when asbestos containing material was discovered in a basement area at the independent girls school. The court heard that Buxton Building Contractors Ltd was carrying out refurbishment works at Woldingham girls’ school in […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 16, 2014
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