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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
DIY Asbestos The BBC have confirmed that the team behind their popular TV show DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos. Infact, they take the matter of asbestos very seriously indeed. No work commences on a building until asbestos Surveyors have visited the site and conducted an extensive asbestos survey. The asbestos Surveyors chosen to do […]Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017
Protect your workers from Asbestos Being exposed to asbestos as a construction worker is a huge concern, as unlike gaining an injury on site, with asbestos, it takes many years for any physical symptoms of the illness to show. There are an increasing number of people being affected by asbestos exposure, with approximately 5000 cases […]Read the full article | Published Mar 07, 2017
Diseases that are caused by exposure to asbestos In this article, we highlight the diseases that are caused by exposure to asbestos. You will no doubt have heard of the more common diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. But you may not be aware that asbestos causes other forms of cancer and benign conditions. […]Read the full article | Published Dec 21, 2016
Canadian unions call for asbestos ban An organisation representing trade unions in Canada is calling on the Canadian federal government to ban asbestos. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) represents around 3.3 million workers in unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community based labour councils. Canada was central to the rise in use of […]Read the full article | Published Nov 09, 2016
Asbestos present in almost 70000 homes in Northern Ireland Following a Freedom of Information request by the online blog ‘Beyond the Pillars’, it has been revealed that Asbestos present in almost 70000 homes in Northern Ireland is a cause of concern for the public. Asbestos is a deadly material and was used on a large scale […]Read the full article | Published Sep 19, 2016
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