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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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30th May, 2019 - Asbestos

Asbestos Surveys, The Law, And Legal Requirements

Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement in many circumstances. This means working or occupying a building without one could be breaking the law. 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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1st March, 2019 - Asbestos

Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

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

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27th February, 2019 - Asbestos

How To Identify Asbestos (Finding The Hidden Killer)

Asbestos kills around 5000 people every year in the UK. To avoid releasing its deadly asbestos fibres, we need to know where to find asbestos, and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, what does it smell like, and how do we know when we are at risk?

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30th January, 2019 - Asbestos

The Deadly Risks Of Asbestos In Demolition

Asbestos might be banned in the UK, but it can still be found in thousands of buildings. During demolition work, building materials are disturbed. Cut, crushed, knocked down and demolished. Exactly the type of work that releases deadly asbestos fibres.

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21st January, 2019 - Asbestos

40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

Asbestos-containing materials (often referred to as ACM's), 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 helps avoid accidental disturbance of deadly fibres.

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