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Household products containing asbestos

Household items containing asbestos – you may not realise that many everyday products you thought were safe could still contain asbestos.

Read the full article | Published Aug 11, 2020

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

Daughter instructs law firm to investigate fathers death from asbestos

Former Barrow shipyard worker dies from mesothelioma aged 82 A woman has instructed specialist lawyers Irwin Mitchell to investigate the cause of her fathers death from asbestos. The post mortem concluded that the former shipyard worker died from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. John Michelbach, from Thornton-Cleveleys in Lancashire, had worked for Vickers Armstrong at their […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2018

Asbestos in UK schools

Asbestos is still a hidden danger in UK schools There’s a legal requirement to manage asbestos to ensure people’s safety, but what is being done about asbestos still present in our UK schools? It is a topic that Paul Beaumont, CEO of the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) is keen to address. IATP wrote an […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 23, 2017

Firm sentenced for asbestos failures

Firm sentenced for asbestos failures A home improvement company has been fined for the unsafe removal of asbestos material from a domestic property. Ace of Hearts Home Improvement Limited removed asbestos containing materials from a domestic property in St Albans in September 2015 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company was not […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2016

General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination

General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination General Motors UK have been fined a whopping £120,000 over the discovery of asbestos contamination at their Vauxhall branch in Ellesmere Port. The car manufacturer was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after work being undertaken at the Ellesmere Port site back in 2014 was found to have […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

BOHS Breathe Freely Initiative BOHS (The Chartered Society For Worker Health Protection) launched their new ‘Breathe Freely initiative’ back in April of this year which aims to control exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry. People who work in construction are at very high risk of developing lung cancer.  It is estimated […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears New fears have emerged after people working at the time of the IRA bomb Manchester in 1996 have gone on to develop asbestos-related cancer. It is believed they inhaled dust containing asbestos in the weeks following the bomb blast while taking part in the huge clean up. The bombing took place […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 11, 2016

Glass firm fined after potentially exposing 200 people to asbestos fibres

A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises. The Health and Safety Executive investigated the incident, which was triggered by two fire alarm installers when they started some work at the firm’s Princess Building on Leadgate Industrial Estate on […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2013

Nottinghamshire property developer found guilty to exposing employees to asbestos

In Nottinghamshire a property developer who pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and also been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court was told today that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, Aged 64, from South Leverton disregarded the presence of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2013
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