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Training for asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 11, 2020Do 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 10, 2020

What is a face fit test?

Article Updated On June 10, 2020Do 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 […]

Read the full article | Published May 05, 2020

Where does asbestos come from?

Article Updated On March 11, 2020So 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 11, 2020

Asbestos exposure symptoms

Article Updated On February 5, 2020What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2020

Training for asbestos

Article Updated On June 10, 2020Information & 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, […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 22, 2020

Asbestos Register

Article Updated On June 10, 2020What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2019

Asbestos Cement

Article Updated On September 17, 2019What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos in lungs

Article Updated On October 7, 2019What happens if I am exposed to asbestos? The general advice is that no amount of exposure to asbestos is considered to be safe, even a one-time brief exposure could result in asbestos fibers entering the lungs. So asbestos exposure should be avoided if at all possible. People should ensure they are […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 27, 2019

Asbestos awareness test

Article Updated On March 26, 2020Mock 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 06, 2019

How to recognise asbestos

Article Updated On June 26, 2019Do 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 24, 2019
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