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Christmas decorations in school pose asbestos risk

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 Warning 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 12, 2018

Why Contractors shouldn’t rely on third party asbestos reports

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 Asbestos 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 05, 2018

Should I be concerned about an asbestos ceiling?

Article Updated On September 24, 2019 What types of ceilings have asbestos? 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 28, 2018

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

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 26, 2018

Asbestos Campaigners receive damages from intelligence agency

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2018

Asbestos warning as plans for new housing site agreed

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 Housing estate to be built on former landfill site despite asbestos warning Town planners have given the go ahead to building a new housing estate in Holmfirth, Leeds, on the site of a former landfill site, despite an asbestos warning from a councillor. The former landfill site is said […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 05, 2018

What are the 6 types of asbestos?

Article Updated On September 25, 2019 What are the 6 types of asbestos? There are 6 main types of asbestos that are known as chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite (the 3 that are most often used) and anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite. Asbestos is the collective name given to all 6 of these mineral types. These asbestos minerals […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 29, 2018

Asbestos health check being offered on NHS for Grenfell survivors

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 NHS to offer £50m asbestos health check screening programme in wake of disaster Following concerns over potential asbestos poisoning, Grenfell tower survivors are being offered an asbestos health check screening by the NHS. The decision has been reached after the NHS were urged by senior coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox, to […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

The history of asbestos

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 History of asbestos from ancient to modern times Follow our cool infographic below that details the history of asbestos and how it was used over the centuries, right through from the stone age to current day. Did you enjoy reading this infographic about the history of asbestos?  Then check […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

Asbestos Surveyor missed amosite and chrysotile asbestos

Article Updated On September 18, 2019 Asbestos surveyor had no asbestos surveying training An Asbestos Surveyor and a property management consultancy have both been taken to court and fined more than £15,000 after they provided a majorly inadequate refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey. The company employed to conduct the asbestos survey, Home Inspectors Southern, failed […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2018
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