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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.
Lack of asbestos survey costly for Durham building contractor
Published on 20th April 2016
A County Durham building contractor has been fined £267 and ordered to pay costs of £1,765 after failing to have an asbestos survey carried out before undertaking a refurbishment job at a residential property.
Lack of asbestos awareness costly for roofer
Published on 7th April 2016
Failure to undertake suitable asbestos awareness training can be very costly for tradesmen, as a Berkshire-based roofer discovered after he drilled through asbestos insulation boards (AIB) in a ceiling.
Tradesman’s negligence leads to prosecution and asbestos warning
Published on 24th March 2016
A gas engineer has been prosecuted after he removed potentially dangerous asbestos containing materials during a gas boiler replacement, putting himself and others at risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.
Who is allowed to remove asbestos
Published on 14th March 2016
Asbestos removal can be a dangerous job unless it is carried out by fully trained and properly equipped workers, which is why there are strict regulations governing who can carry out the work.
Construction companies reminded about asbestos risk management
Published on 29th February 2016
Construction contractors have been reminded of the importance of managing asbestos risks, after an incident that saw asbestos fibres disturbed at a Northampton primary school.
BLS Asbestos achieves ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 accreditation
Published on 15th February 2016
BLS Asbestos, the West Yorkshire-headquartered licensed asbestos removal contractor, is delighted to announce that it is now ISO accredited.