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Number of asbestos-related deaths increased in 2015

Number of asbestos-related deaths increased in 2015

Published on 18th July 2017

The number of people killed by the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma increased from 2,519 in 2014 to 2,542 in 2015, according to new statistics compiled by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Asbestos removal from factories and industrial premises

Asbestos removal from factories and industrial premises

Published on 23rd May 2017

BLS Asbestos have vast experience in the safe removal of asbestos from factories, industrial premises and warehouses.

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Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys

Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys

Published on 27th April 2017

An asbestos refurbishment / demolition survey can play a key role in preventing workers from being exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres, as well as protecting employers from the possibility of legal action.

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BLS Asbestos takes delivery of new vans as business continues to grow

BLS Asbestos takes delivery of new vans as business continues to grow

Published on 18th April 2017

BLS Asbestos has taken delivery of a new fleet of vans as part of an ongoing investment to ensure it can satisfy rising demand for its licensed asbestos removal services.

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Asbestos removal from schools could cost £100bn

Asbestos removal from schools could cost £100bn

Published on 17th March 2017

The topic of asbestos removal in schools became one of the key discussions in the Commons Public Accounts Committee hearing earlier this month.

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Unsafe asbestos removal in Oldham leads to prison sentence

Unsafe asbestos removal in Oldham leads to prison sentence

Published on 17th February 2017

Carrying out an illegal asbestos removal in Oldham has resulted in a demolition contractor being jailed for 24 weeks.

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Asbestos-related death rates highest in the North East

Asbestos-related death rates highest in the North East

Published on 13th January 2017

The asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma claims the lives of six people every day in England and Wales, with areas of the North-East having among the highest mortality rates for the disease.

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Rugby Council left with asbestos clean-up bill

Rugby Council left with asbestos clean-up bill

Published on 23rd November 2016

The serious consequences of not using a reputable licensed service to dispose of asbestos were highlighted when a road in Warwickshire had to be closed for four days following a fly-tipping incident.

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Barrow-in-Furness suffers highest asbestos-related cancer death rate

Barrow-in-Furness suffers highest asbestos-related cancer death rate

Published on 9th November 2016

Barrow-in-Furness, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Stockton-on-Tees are among the areas hardest hit by asbestos-related cancers, according to new figures.

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Asbestos disposal procedures highlighted by fly tipping

Asbestos disposal procedures highlighted by fly tipping

Published on 25th October 2016

The importance of following proper asbestos disposal procedures has been highlighted by fly-tipping incidents in Boston and Blackpool.

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