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Any worker liable to disturb asbestos while performing their normal everyday work is required to be trained. The use of all asbestos containing materials was not banned until 1999. This means any building built or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. Every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given […]Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2011
We are celebrating in the Armco Office today after being awarded CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment)! What a year of achievement this has been for us as we were also awarded IS0 9001 accreditation back in August and have recently become an approved sub-contractor for Six Town Housing (Bury Councils arms length management […]Read the full article | Published Dec 16, 2011
An inquest ruled that Colin Archer’s death was asbestos –related and was due to his exposure to asbestos fibres during his many years employment as a tarmac welder. Tributes were paid to the well-known club singer from Wolverhampton who had suffered for around ten years with lung problems. The inquest heard that a post mortem […]Read the full article | Published Dec 13, 2011
Asbestos litigation thrived around industrial cities in the United States after enterprising lawyers managed to turn a case of employer negligence, failing to equip workers with proper respirators, into a multibillion-dollar products-liability bonanza. Due to the United States imposing the most stringent regulations such as OSHA workplace rules and NESHAP regulations to restrict release of […]Read the full article | Published Dec 09, 2011
Armco Asbestos Consultants have offered first class training sessions held at properties of various companies for many years. Now though, we are also holding monthly Asbestos Awareness and Non-Licensed Works with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) Training right here in the conference room at Bury Business Centre, Kay Street, Bury, BL9 6BU. The next session is […]Read the full article | Published Dec 08, 2011
The University of Lincoln has been fined £10,000, and ordered to pay £12,759 costs, after it admitted leaving students and staff at risk of exposure to asbestos. The university failed to take adequate steps to tackle asbestos found in four of its buildings, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) heard. An independent Asbestos Management Survey […]Read the full article | Published Dec 06, 2011
A Birmingham handyman has been prosecuted after endangering lives by releasing asbestos fibres while refurbishing a kitchen at a flat in Solihull, Birmingham. Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the carpenter/general handyman had removed partition walls containing asbestos insulating board (A.I.B) at the premises in January 2011. In his defence, the tradesman […]Read the full article | Published Dec 02, 2011