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Asbestos: myths and facts

Asbestos: myths and facts

Published on 11th January 2018

Asbestos is quite a taboo subject and it’s not discussed often enough, so we’re here to debunk five of the most common myths about asbestos.

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Utility company fined following failure to carry out adequate asbestos survey

Utility company fined following failure to carry out adequate asbestos survey

Published on 22nd December 2017

A Paisley based utility services company was fined in November after exposing employees to asbestos, highlighting the importance of comprehensive asbestos management surveys.

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What are the different types of asbestos survey and when would you need them?

What are the different types of asbestos survey and when would you need them?

Published on 7th December 2017

If you own or are responsible for the maintenance of any non-domestic property,you have a duty to manage any asbestos that may be in the building. And to make sure you are taking appropriate action, you will need to have an asbestos survey carried out - but which one?

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Wigan contractor sentenced after removing asbestos without a licence

Wigan contractor sentenced after removing asbestos without a licence

Published on 21st November 2017

A building contractor in Wigan has been sentenced after exposing a homeowner and her family to asbestos while carrying out a garage conversion.

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Fly tipping in Liverpool highlights the importance of hiring licensed asbestos removal contractors

Fly tipping in Liverpool highlights the importance of hiring licensed asbestos removal contractors

Published on 14th November 2017

Two men were jailed earlier this year for dumping asbestos containing building materials near a dance school in Liverpool.

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Failure to carry out an asbestos survey costs Manchester hostel £34,000

Failure to carry out an asbestos survey costs Manchester hostel £34,000

Published on 9th November 2017

Hatters Hostel in Manchester have been hit with a £34,000 court bill after they failed to carry out an asbestos refurbishment survey, sending workers into an “asbestos minefield”.

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How to choose an asbestos removal contractor

How to choose an asbestos removal contractor

Published on 3rd November 2017

If you need any kind of asbestos abatement carried out on your property (whether domestic, commercial or industrial), it’s crucial that you find a genuine, qualified contractor to carry out the work.

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What to do if you think there's asbestos in your building

What to do if you think there's asbestos in your building

Published on 25th October 2017

If you are the owner of any non-domestic property, you have a duty to identify and manage any asbestos to ensure the safety of your staff.

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What is an asbestos refurbishment survey and why do you need one?

What is an asbestos refurbishment survey and why do you need one?

Published on 13th October 2017

If you’re planning a refurbishment project of any kind, undertaking an asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey beforehand is crucial.

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HSE warns contractors about AIB removal risks

HSE warns contractors about AIB removal risks

Published on 25th August 2017

Construction contractors have been warned that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will not hesitate to prosecute in cases of unsafe asbestos removal, after a Wigan-based builder was fined for illegally removing asbestos insulation board (AIB) during a conversion job.

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