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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.
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.
Lack of asbestos survey costly for Bolton nightclub owner
Published on 11th October 2016
The need to meet deadlines is no excuse for failing to follow asbestos regulations on construction projects, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned.
Hertfordshire company fined £100,000 for asbestos safety breach
Published on 1st September 2016
A Hertfordshire-based home improvement company has been fined £100,000 plus costs after the unsafe removal of asbestos insulation board from a domestic property.
Asbestos risks highlighted in school prosecution
Published on 3rd August 2016
Dutyholders in public and commercial buildings have been reminded of the importance of undertaking proper asbestos surveys before commencing refurbishment projects.
Where could asbestos be located in your commercial property?
Published on 27th July 2016
Managing the risks posed by asbestos is a key part of the health and safety regime for every commercial property built before 2000. In order to do that to the legally required standard, you will first need to locate all the asbestos containing materials in the building.
The clean-up process after asbestos removal work
Published on 23rd June 2016
An effective clean-up is one of the key steps of a safe asbestos removal process, as even small quantities of asbestos dust or debris left on site have the potential to cause serious health problems.
Hertfordshire contractor given suspended sentence for asbestos failings
Published on 3rd June 2016
A Hertfordshire-based contractor has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence for a series of safety failings, including disturbing asbestos, at two separate sites.
Devon gas engineer fined for asbestos disturbance
Published on 6th May 2016
A gas engineer from Devon has been prosecuted after he removed asbestos insulation board during a boiler replacement, putting himself and others at risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.
Learn how to recognise asbestos on site
Published on 29th April 2016
Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for all workers liable to encounter the substance as part of their job, but that is not the most important reason to take a course. Being able to identify asbestos and knowing what precautions to take when you do could save your life.