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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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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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