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

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 NESHAP regulations to restrict release of […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 09, 2011

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

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, BL9 6BU. The next session is […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 08, 2011

Management of Asbestos is Vital to Protect Employees and Customers

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) heard. An independent Asbestos Management Survey […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 06, 2011

Tradesman fined for asbestos fibre release during refurbishment of property

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 2011. In his defence, the tradesman […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 02, 2011

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

  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 asbestos sector for good and hope […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 30, 2011

Asbestos Training: what does asbestos look like?

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties, until it was discovered that when asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne . When […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 28, 2011

Asbestos laws effect everyone!!! From the Royal Family to large multi-nationals, there is no escaping the risk or the law!

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and his new bride Kate, have chosen their new marital home but will not be able to move in for around a year due to problems with asbestos. This, coupled with recent large fine for muti-national giant Marks and Spencer for failing to protect both staff and customers […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 21, 2011

Asbestos Awareness Training in Bury Gtr Manchester

Armco Asbestos Training run asbestos training courses at the Bury Business centre, Kay Street, Bury Gtr Manchester. Asbestos Awareness training is a mandatory requirement for any worker liable to disturb asbestos while performing their normal everyday work.     The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 18, 2011

New Asbestos Training Centre in Leeds and Bradford

Armco Asbestos Training are looking at opening a new asbestos training centre in West Yorkshire to cover the ever growing demand for asbestos training courses in the Leeds and Bradford area. The Leeds and Bradford areas are currently covered by our asbestos training centre in bury which is in easy reach from Manchester, but can […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 18, 2011

Asbestos Awareness Training at short notice in Manchester

Do you need to give your employee’s asbestos awareness training at short notice?  Then Armco Asbestos Training is here to help. We were contacted by a demolition company from Wigan late on Thursday evening because they were refused entry on a construction site because their employee’s hadn’t had any asbestos awareness training. Armco Asbestos Training […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 15, 2011
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