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When Is An Asbestos Report Required

Asbestos is a term referring to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that were once widely utilised for their resistance to heat, electricity and corrosion. However, when these fibres are airborne, they can be inhaled, leading to severe health risks such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. Asbestos reports play an invaluable role in safeguarding both […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 26, 2023

The Global History of Asbestos

The Global History of Asbestos Up To The 1800s Did you know the name asbestos may have come from the Greek word asbestos, which means unquenchable or inextinguishable? Evidenced by the use of asbestos in Greek fire pits. Others think the word is from the Latin ‘amiantus’, meaning unsoiled or unpolluted.  Asbestos comes from certain […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2023

Asbestos in Commercial Buildings: Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Asbestos, a term often associated with danger in our minds, was once hailed as a miracle material in the construction industry due to its resistance to heat, fire, and many chemicals. This naturally occurring mineral fibre was extensively used in commercial buildings throughout much of the 20th century, woven into fabrics or mixed in cement […]

Read the full article | Published May 25, 2023

The Importance of Fit Testing in the UK

In the UK, face fit testing has become an essential aspect of workplace safety, particularly in industries where workers are exposed to hazardous substances. Face fit testing is a process that involves assessing the effectiveness of a respirator or mask in protecting the wearer from airborne hazards. In this article, we will explore the importance […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 23, 2023

Qualitative vs Quantitative Face Fit Testing: What is the Difference?

In the world of respiratory protection, ensuring a proper mask fit is crucial for preventing exposure to harmful airborne particles. Two primary methods are used to evaluate the fit of face masks: qualitative and quantitative face fit testing. While both methods aim to assess the effectiveness of mask fitting, they approach the process from different […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 23, 2023

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