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14th February, 2024 - Asbestos

Who Is Asbestos Awareness Training Suitable For?

Asbestos awareness is the most basic level of asbestos training. But who needs it? It's not suitable for asbestos workers. It's actually for people who don't work with asbestos but need to avoid it in their jobs, like tradespeople and construction workers.

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8th February, 2024 - Asbestos

The Deadly Risks Of Asbestos In Demolition

Asbestos is in thousands of buildings in the UK. It was a popular building product 20+ years ago. But it's deadly. Since older buildings are more likely to be demolished, asbestos is a deadly risk in demolition work.

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30th August, 2023 - Asbestos

What Is An Asbestos Survey?

An asbestos survey is a survey to find and identify asbestos-containing materials in a building, property, or structure. Often a legal requirement, the asbestos survey will help establish the type and quantity of asbestos materials and where they are in the building.

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24th August, 2023 - Asbestos

Asbestos Surveys, The Law, And Legal Requirements

Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement in many circumstances. Working or occupying a building without an asbestos survey could be breaking the law. But when do you need one, and when don't you need one? You can find out when you need an asbestos survey, and why, in this blog post.

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12th January, 2023 - Asbestos

40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

Asbestos-containing materials (often referred to as ACMs), can be found in many places. Asbestos is present in thousands of buildings in the UK, like offices, homes and hospitals. Knowing where asbestos-containing materials are can help you avoid accidental disturbance of deadly fibres.

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7th December, 2022 - Asbestos

Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop for years - often decades. So it's difficult to pinpoint when the exposure happened. Or know when that troublesome cough is something much more sinister. Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5000 people each year in the UK.

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31st October, 2022 - Asbestos

Escape The Hidden Killer (A Health And Safety Horror Story)

It's Halloween, and lurking in thousands of buildings is a health and safety horror story. A killer so small you can't see it, so light you can't feel it, and so deadly you can't survive it. Killing around 5,000 people in the UK each year, it waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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26th October, 2022 - Asbestos

Why Asbestos Isn't Covered By COSHH (And What You Need To Do Instead)

If you are wondering if asbestos is covered by the COSHH regulations, the answer is no. But why not? Asbestos is a hazardous substance. It's one of the most hazardous substances there is. Its fibres are deadly, killing around 5000 people in the UK every year.

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20th September, 2022 - Asbestos

How To Identify Asbestos - Can You Find The Hidden Killer?

Asbestos is still a massive health and safety problem in the UK. It kills around 5000 people every year. To avoid releasing deadly asbestos fibres, you need to know where to find asbestos and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, and how can you know when you are at risk?

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6th July, 2022 - Asbestos

Why Was Asbestos Used In So Many Building Products?

If asbestos is so dangerous, why was it used in so many building products? Why did the construction industry make such a fatal mistake? Well... several properties make asbestos brilliant for building materials, it's strong, cheap, insulating and widely available.

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14th June, 2022 - Asbestos

Asbestos Types And Colours Explained

When you hear people talk about the types of asbestos, you will often hear them referred to by colour, like blue asbestos or white asbestos. Despite the names, you can't actually identify asbestos by colour, but there are three main types you need to know about.

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25th May, 2022 - Asbestos

When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

It might surprise you to know that asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. You have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos, and the health hazards have been known for decades. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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