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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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16th September, 2021 - Asbestos

What Is Asbestos AIB?

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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20th May, 2021 - Asbestos

10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

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 in this post to help prepare you for your asbestos awareness training.

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5th August, 2020 - Asbestos

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

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. It depends on the use of the building and the work planned.

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6th February, 2020 - Asbestos

How Long Does An Asbestos Awareness Certificate Last?

If you work in construction or any other profession where you may disturb asbestos you should be trained in asbestos awareness as a minimum. But how often should that training take place, and how long does an asbestos awareness certificate last? Find out if your training is up to date.

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31st October, 2019 - Asbestos

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

It's Halloween, and lurking in thousands of buildings is the makings of a health and safety horror story... the hidden killer. You can't see it until it's too late. Responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK each year, the hidden killer waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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26th September, 2019 - Asbestos

Who Is Asbestos Awareness Training Suitable For?

Asbestos awareness is the most basic level of asbestos training. It is suitable for tradespeople and construction workers who need an understanding of the dangers of asbestos, what to avoid, and how to stay safe when working in buildings that may contain asbestos.

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12th September, 2019 - Asbestos

What To Do If Accidental Asbestos Exposure Occurs On Site

When asbestos materials are damaged they release tiny fibres which, if breathed in can cause serious and often fatal diseases. But what should you do if accidental asbestos exposure occurs on site? These simple steps can help protect your health if you think you have disturbed asbestos materials.

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25th July, 2019 - Asbestos

What Is An Asbestos Survey?

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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