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Christmas decorations in school pose asbestos risk

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 their Christmas decorations, children’s artwork and […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 12, 2018

Is there asbestos in your ceiling?

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 about the old asbestos ceiling. Will […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 28, 2018

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

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 asbestos on their premises. Schools had […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 26, 2018

Asbestos Campaigners receive damages from intelligence agency

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 the asbestos campaigners Laurie Kazan-Allen, Harminder Bains, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2018

Asbestos warning as plans for new housing site agreed

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 to be contaminated by asbestos, mercury, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 05, 2018

What are the 6 types of asbestos?

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 can actually be divided into two […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 29, 2018

Asbestos health check being offered on NHS for Grenfell survivors

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 take action to prevent any more […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

The history of asbestos

History of asbestos from ancient to modern times Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in soil and can be found on every continent throughout the whole of the world, but what is it’s history? We do know that asbestos has been utilised for centuries by our ancestors and is still used in the manufacture […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

Asbestos Surveyor missed amosite and chrysotile asbestos

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 to identify chrysotile and amosite asbestos. […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2018

Prison sentence for businessman who failed to obtain asbestos refurbishment survey

Asbestos refurbishment survey wasn’t conducted prior to building renovations The HSE have successfully prosecuted a businessman from Manchester after he carried out renovations to a building he owned without having an asbestos refurbishment survey done first. Renovations were carried out at 1-3 Stephenson Square, Manchester, between 1st April 2012 and 12th October 2017. It was […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 16, 2018

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