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The Two Types Of Asbestos Survey (And When You Need Them)

9th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos surveys are required by law, because of the high risks that asbestos materials present when they are found in buildings. A building may require one type of asbestos survey, the other, or both, depending on what it is used for or the work that is planned.

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What Is Asbestos AIB?

28th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

AIB stands for Asbestos Insulating Board. But what is asbestos insulating board, is it dangerous, and where do you find it? Asbestos insulating board was used for insulating against fire, heat, and sound. So you will often find it in walls, ceilings, fire doors and partitions.

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Why Asbestos Was Used In So Many Building Products

17th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

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

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Asbestos Types And Colours Explained

24th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

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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What Happens To Your Lungs When You Breathe Asbestos

17th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos is mostly a health risk to your lungs, breathing in deadly asbestos can cause permanent damage to the inner cells and the outer lining of your lungs and chest wall. How does it get in and what happens to your lungs when you are exposed? Let's take a look.

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

24th September, 2018 - tag Asbestos

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 over 4000 people in the UK every year.

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The Risk Of Asbestos In Artex Ceilings

29th May, 2018 - tag Asbestos

Many buildings contain artex and other textured coatings on walls and ceilings which may contain asbestos. The biggest risk is not the artex itself, but the potentially deadly fibres contained in it. In this post, we look at when you should be worried, and what the law says about asbestos in artex.

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10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

3rd May, 2018 - tag Asbestos

If you have had, or are about to refresh, your asbestos awareness training, you should be able to answer these 10 asbestos awareness questions. Don't worry if you are not sure about the answers, we explain them below so you can be prepared for your asbestos awareness training.

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When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

10th April, 2018 - tag Asbestos

It might surprise you to know what asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. Unless you have been living down an asbestos mine for the last 30+ years, you have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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What Is An Asbestos Survey?

9th November, 2017 - tag Asbestos

An asbestos survey is a survey undertaken within a building, property or structure, with the purpose of identifying asbestos containing materials. An asbestos survey important to establish what asbestos materials are present, but it is important to get the right type of survey.

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

31st October, 2017 - tag Asbestos

Lurking in thousands of buildings is the makings of a health and safety horror story... the hidden killer. Claiming over 4,000 deaths per year (a figure that continues to rise), the hidden killer waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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Asbestos Management Survey Vs Refurbishment And Demolition Survey

7th June, 2016 - tag Asbestos

There are two key types of asbestos survey, the management asbestos survey, and the refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey. Both asbestos surveys, but with a difference. So which one do you need? Let's look at asbestos management surveys vs refurbishment and demolition surveys.

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