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Asbestos awareness test

Mock questions for asbestos awareness test If you are looking at completing an asbestos awareness course soon, then check out our mock asbestos awareness test questions below. But before we get around to the asbestos awareness test itself, lets just cover some of the basic asbestos facts first. This will provide you with some knowledge […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 06, 2019

How to recognise asbestos

Do you know how to recognise asbestos? We all know about the dangers of asbestos and the health risks associated with it, but would you know how to recognise asbestos if it was in your home? It can be difficult to know whether a product contains asbestos or not as asbestos fibres can’t be seen […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 24, 2019

Asbestos Cancer

What is asbestos cancer? Asbestos cancer is most often referred to as mesothelioma, with that being the most common type of cancer caused by asbestos. However, there are other cancers that have been linked to asbestos exposure such as lung, throat and ovarian cancer. What causes asbestos cancer? Exposure to asbestos causes asbestos cancers. When […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 06, 2019

All you need to know about an asbestos roof

What is an asbestos roof? An asbestos roof is made from asbestos cement – a mixture of cement and asbestos. The asbestos fibers make up about 10-15% of the total product, forming a hard material, and were added to the cement to reinforce it. Chrysotile (white asbestos) is the asbestos mineral that was most commonly used in […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 04, 2019

Common symptoms of asbestos poisoning

What causes asbestos poisoning? Asbestos poisoning is caused by a person being exposed to asbestos and the harmful asbestos fibers being inhaled and embedded in the lungs. These tiny asbestos fibers can remain in a persons lungs for a long period of time and cause inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue. Many people will […]

Read the full article | Published May 20, 2019

Man jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste

Man from Preston jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste A man from Preston in Lancashire has been jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste. Paul Williams, aged 53, from Ingol in Preston, was found guilty after it was discovered that he ran a secret waste disposal operation from his flat. As a result, he has been […]

Read the full article | Published May 15, 2019

Asbestos types

What are the different asbestos types? There are actually 6 main asbestos types which are chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite. Each of these asbestos types belongs to two mineral families of asbestos – serpentine and amphibole.  In this article, we’ll explain in detail about each of the 6 main asbestos types. Chrysotile asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 09, 2019

Asbestosis symptoms

What is Asbestosis? In this guide we’ll be discussing what exactly asbestosis is, the common asbestosis symptoms, causes of the disease and diagnosis. So to begin with, you may be asking yourself ‘What is Asbestosis?’ To summarise, asbestosis is a lung disease that develops as a result of asbestos exposure. The disease develops when asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 03, 2019

Asbestos in the home

Think your house could contain asbestos? Concerned about asbestos in the home? Asbestos can be found in any residential building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000. There are lots of common building materials in and around the home that will contain asbestos. However, you shouldn’t necessarily be overly concerned about asbestos in […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2019

IATP Asbestos Training Provider

Who are IATP? IATP are an organisation that are proud to offer ‘the most comprehensive list of asbestos training providers available in the UK ‘. A not-for-profit organisation, they are the only organisation offering a database of independently audited UK asbestos training providers. They work in co-operation with the HSE and support asbestos related charities. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 27, 2019
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