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10 asbestos awareness questions and answers explained

3rd May, 2018 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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How long does an asbestos awareness certificate last?

2nd February, 2016 - Asbestos

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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Asbestos symptoms and related diseases

4th December, 2015 - Asbestos

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop until years, often decades, after exposure. Due to this is often difficult to pinpoint the exposure, or even know when that troublesome cough is actually something much more sinister. Asbestos related diseases mostly target the lungs.

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What to do if accidental asbestos exposure occurs on site

2nd March, 2012 - Asbestos

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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