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Asbestos ceiling tiles

Construction companies receive fine after removing asbestos ceiling tiles Two construction companies have received a fine following refurbishment works they carried out on a Derby school where they removed asbestos ceiling tiles. They received the fine because they allowed sub-contractors they had employed to be exposed to asbestos fibers. The case was heard at Derby […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 14, 2019

Asbestos dust

Asbestos dust caused death of Electrician’s wife A man who worked as an electrician has said his wife died as a result of asbestos dust. John Carey says he would come home with asbestos dust on his coveralls and in his hair, sideburns and moustache. The asbestos dust was breathed in by Lydia over a […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 17, 2018

Christmas decorations in school – asbestos risk

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 other materials are safety attached to […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 12, 2018

Why Contractors shouldn’t rely on third party asbestos reports

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 recent case shows that an asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 05, 2018

Should I be concerned about an asbestos ceiling?

Is an asbestos ceiling dangerous? 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 the […]

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?

There are 6 types of asbestos altogether, but 3 main ones are used The 6 different types of asbestos 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 minerals. As mentioned above, the 3 types of asbestos […]

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
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