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What is an Asbestos Management plan?

What is an Asbestos Management Plan? An asbestos management plan is either a hand written or a typed document on a computer that details exactly who is responsible for managing asbestos in a commercial or public building. Whichever method is chosen, whether hand written or a digital copy, it’s vital that the asbestos management plan […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 20, 2020

Steve McQueen death

What kind of cancer did Steve McQueen have? Today on 7th Nov 2019 marks the 39th anniversary of the death of the famous american actor, Steve McQueen. Steve Mcqueen was nicknamed in the media as ‘The King of Cool’ and was well known for his acting roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven, Sand […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 07, 2019

When was asbestos banned in UK?

What year was asbestos finally banned in the UK? Surprisingly, asbestos wasn’t actually fully banned in the UK until 1999. Initially, back in 1985, the first asbestos prohibition laws were introduced and the UK banned the import and use of blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite) asbestos. It took some years later before the UK government […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 06, 2019

Asbestos Encapsulation

What is asbestos encapsulation? Asbestos encapsulation is a process which involves leaving the asbestos material in place and treating it with a flexible sealant that forms a protective layer between the material and the indoor environment. This procedure ensures that any future wear and tear won’t cause any asbestos fibers to be released into the […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos Boiler Insulation

Do old boilers contain asbestos? Asbestos containing materials can be found in various locations, both within the structure of a building and also in fixed items of plant and equipment, such as an old boiler. Pre 1984, when the UK banned the use of asbestos in boiler manufacture, boilers were the cause of asbestos contamination […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2019

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