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Campaigners want all asbestos removed from Leeds schools

Campaigners want all asbestos removed from Leeds schools

Published on 20th October 2014

Asbestos campaigners have called on Leeds City Council to undertake a large-scale asbestos removal programme at its schools to help protect children and teachers.

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Many tradespeople ‘unaware’ of asbestos safety procedures

Many tradespeople ‘unaware’ of asbestos safety procedures

Published on 14th October 2014

Tradespeople work in rooms where asbestos is present an average of more than 100 times a year, but many are still unaware of the correct safety procedures, a new study by the Health & Safety Executive has found.

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Campaigners want asbestos removed from Manchester’s public buildings

Campaigners want asbestos removed from Manchester’s public buildings

Published on 29th September 2014

A campaign group has called for councils in Greater Manchester to remove asbestos from all public buildings in order to protect workers and the public.

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HSE launches new asbestos and silica dust clampdown

HSE launches new asbestos and silica dust clampdown

Published on 22nd September 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign to protect workers at British building sites from the dangers posed by asbestos and silica dust.

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Does your asbestos removal work require a licensed contractor?

Does your asbestos removal work require a licensed contractor?

Published on 17th September 2014

Asbestos is a category 1 carcinogen that causes around 5,000 deaths a year in the UK, so a licensing regime exists to help protect those who work with it.

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HSE stresses importance of using licensed asbestos removal contractors

HSE stresses importance of using licensed asbestos removal contractors

Published on 11th September 2014

Businesses have been reminded of the importance of appointing licensed contractors to undertake asbestos removal, after an unlicensed operator in Sussex was fined £15,000.

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Specialist asbestos advice essential before refurbishment projects

Specialist asbestos advice essential before refurbishment projects

Published on 22nd August 2014

The HSE has reiterated the importance of obtaining specialist asbestos advice before refurbishment projects, following a case that resulted in two men from Stoke-on-Trent being jailed after carrying out unlicensed, unsafe asbestos removal work.

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Universities reveal asbestos in student halls

Universities reveal asbestos in student halls

Published on 20th August 2014

Universities have been warned to pay particular attention to asbestos management, after it emerged that thousands of rooms in halls of residence contain the substance.

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Lack of asbestos survey leads to fine for Hartlepool company

Lack of asbestos survey leads to fine for Hartlepool company

Published on 11th August 2014

Two companies from north-east England have been fined a total of £22,000 after workers were put at risk of being exposed to asbestos fibres during a project to remove steelwork from a premises in Billingham.

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Man paid £275K for ‘asbestos exposure at school’

Man paid £275K for ‘asbestos exposure at school’

Published on 5th August 2014

A man has received a £275,000 compensation settlement after claiming that exposure to asbestos as a schoolboy resulted in him being diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 30.

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