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The Prince of Wales’ cashmere sock maker charged with asbestos exposure

Article Updated On January 11, 2012 Swansea Crown Court are currently hearing the case against Corgi Hoisery whose long established family business makes knitwear, including cashmere socks, for the Royal family. The prince granted the company a royal warrant which means it can use the “By Royal Appointment” tag for its knitwear. They are charged […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 11, 2012

Happy New Year to all our previous, current and future customers!

Article Updated On January 4, 2012 All the staff here at Armco Asbestos Consultants would like to wish you a Happy New Year!! Armco experienced an amazing 2011, with us gaining ISO 9001 accreditation, becoming CHAS registered and an approved sub-contractor for Bury Councils Six Town Housing. We are all excited to see what 2012 […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 04, 2012

Calling all tradesmen, you must ensure your employees are trained in Asbestos Awareness!

Article Updated On December 19, 2011 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2011

Armco Asbestos Consultants are now CHAS registered!!!

Article Updated On December 16, 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 16, 2011

Inquest finds asbestos-link to death of club singer

Article Updated On December 13, 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 13, 2011

Asbestos litigation spreads round the world – is your asbestos health and safety up to date?

Article Updated On December 9, 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 09, 2011

Asbestos Awareness Training Session – Friday, 16th December 2011 at 9.00am

Article Updated On December 9, 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, […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 08, 2011

Management of Asbestos is Vital to Protect Employees and Customers

Article Updated On December 8, 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) […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 06, 2011

Tradesman fined for asbestos fibre release during refurbishment of property

Article Updated On December 2, 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 02, 2011

Canada’s asbestos mining industry grinds to halt amid asbestos risk protests

Article Updated On November 30, 2011   Canada’s once expansive asbestos industry has stopped mining the fibre in both their mines for the first time in 130 years, amid noisy political debates and an anti-asbestos news conference on Thursday on Parliament Hill, Canada. Advocates of the industry insist it’s too early to disregard the Canadian […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 30, 2011
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