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Asbestos Cement

What is asbestos cement? Asbestos cement is a mixture of both cement and asbestos, with the asbestos content forming approximately 10-15% of the total product. It was most commonly used as corrugated roofing sheets on garages and sheds and also on outbuildings on farms. Other products where this type of cement were commonly used were […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos removal cost UK

How much does asbestos removal cost in the UK? We are often asked by our clients about the cost of asbestos removal in the UK. Although we don’t actually carry out asbestos removal ourselves, we work closely with a couple of specialist asbestos removal companies. The major factor when it comes to the cost for […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 05, 2020

Asbestos Register

What is the asbestos risk register? The asbestos risk register is required by law under the duty to manage in the 2012 asbestos regulations and should be part of the overall asbestos management plan for non residential properties. An asbestos management plan should record and detail how you as the duty holder intend to manage […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2019

Asbestos exposure symptoms

What are the common symptoms of asbestos exposure? The most common symptoms of asbestos exposure include shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough and chest pain. Other symptoms of exposure to asbestos are loss of appetite, weight loss and swollen fingertips and toes (known as clubbing). But it takes many years from the period of […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2020

What is a face fit test?

Do I need a face fit test? When might you need to have a face fit test? Well, you will need to wear a protective face mask/respirator if you are a healthcare worker looking after patients with coronavirus/covid-19, or if you work in another industry where you are required to wear a respirator to protect […]

Read the full article | Published May 05, 2020

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

Where does asbestos come from?

So where does asbestos come from? Ever asked yourself the question ‘where does asbestos come from?’ Well, asbestos deposits can be found in rocks and soil all over the world and asbestos has historically been used for over 4,500 years by our ancestors for various purposes. But the large scale asbestos industry started with the […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 11, 2020

Asbestos found in J & J talc

J & J to appeal $4.7 billion verdict claiming asbestos is in their talcĀ  Johnson & Johnson are set to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict where asbestos was found in their talc which has been awarded to 22 women in the U.S claiming the companies talc products gave them ovarian cancer. 5 weeks of expert […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2018

Training for asbestos removal

Do I need training for asbestos removal work? Are you working in a job where you’re wondering if you require training for carrying out asbestos removal work? Certain jobs within construction and the related trades will mean workers having to come into contact with asbestos at one time or another as part of their work. […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 10, 2020

Training for asbestos

Information & training for asbestos: what do I need to know? By law, if you are an employer then you must ensure that anyone you employ who is likely to disturb asbestos as part of their daily work receives the correct information and training. With the correct knowledge and training, workers and supervisors will be […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 22, 2020
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