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Paul Beaumont from IATP speaks at Contamination Expo Series 2017

Article Updated On October 9, 2017Paul Beaumont from IATP speaks at Contamination Expo Series 2017 On the 27th-28th September 2017 we attended the Contamination Expo Series at the London ExCel centre. This is the 2nd year we have attended the exhibition to support our friends at IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers). Speaking to the visitors […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 09, 2017

Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions

Article Updated On September 25, 2017Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions The continuing presence of asbestos in the UK’s schools is a “scandal” say a coalition of trade unions. In a statement, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC), which comprises nine unions (the Association of School and College Leaders, Association of […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent

Article Updated On September 25, 2017Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have recently released figures showing the number of people in the UK that died from mesothelioma in 2015. The areas with the most deaths were Barrow-in-Furness, North Tyneside, West Dunbartonshire, Dagenham, Barking and Sunderland. Director […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer

Article Updated On September 5, 2017White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer Over the years, medical researchers have concluded that white Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer. The are 6 different minerals that comprise asbestos, which are Chrysotile, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and tremolite. Chrysotile, otherwise known as white asbestos, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2017

Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos

Article Updated On August 22, 2017Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos A Wigan builder has been fined by Manchester Magistrates Court for exposing a family to asbestos. Anthony McGrath of  Winstanley Construction was employed to do a garage conversion at the property. As part of the refurb, McGrath carried out asbestos removal work […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 22, 2017

Balfour Beatty prosecuted for school asbestos safety breach

Article Updated On August 7, 2017Balfour Beatty prosecuted for school asbestos safety breach Construction giants, Balfour Beatty, have been prosecuted and fined a whopping £500,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act. They were one of three contractors that were involved in building works that took place a Waltham […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2017

Mavis Nye Foundation officially registered

Article Updated On July 31, 2017Mavis Nye Foundation officially registered Mavis Nye has set up her own cancer charity, years after she was first diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many people will know Mavis via social media, as she has continuely been raising awareness of asbestos and it’s effects for many years. She was diagnosed with the […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017

Asbestos crisis in UK schools

Article Updated On June 27, 2017Asbestos crisis in UK schools In 2010 HSE carried out inspections on 164 randomly selected non-local authority schools in England, Scotland and Wales. As a result, 28 of the schools (17%) were served with a total of 41 Prohibition Notices: 17 for a  failure to provide adequate training 14 for […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2017

Category A Online Asbestos Awareness Training

Article Updated On June 21, 2017Category A Online Asbestos Awareness Training The Law The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 apply to employers, employees, self employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulations 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 21, 2017

Asbestos expert warns ageing population means rise in mesothelioma deaths

Article Updated On May 2, 2017Asbestos expert warns ageing population means rise in mesothelioma deaths Leading Asbestos expert, Robin Howie, has warned that the number of deaths is set to triple over the next 30 years, from men who develop a lethal lung disease after being exposed to asbestos. He said that the mesothelioma death toll […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2017
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