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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.