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Asbestos cancer nurse is 1st to be appointed in UK

A Southampton hospital have appointed the UK’s 1st ever asbestos cancer nurse The UK has now appointed it’s first ever asbestos cancer nurse. Specialist nurse, Helen Wilkes, has been employed by Southampton general hospital. She will be caring for patients suffering from asbestos cancer. As a specialist asbestos cancer nurse with 10 years experience, Helen will […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 06, 2018

Mum dying from terminal asbestos cancer appeals for help

Terminal asbestos cancer victim inhaled asbestos fibers due to washing husband’s work clothes Elizabeth Tookey from Plymouth was diagnosed with terminal asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, in February 2017. She had been suffering with breathlessness for some period of time. Mrs Tookey learned that she was most likely exposed to asbestos fibers through washing her husband’s work clothes. […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2018

Fly tipping asbestos waste in Dorset

Fly tipping asbestos – hunt is on in Dorset after huge pile dumped The hunt is on in Dorset after the fly tipping of asbestos roofing panels at a woodland beauty spot. The fly tippers dumped half a ton of asbestos waste at Uddens Plantation. Asbestos that is damaged, such as the asbestos waste that […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2018

Brexit Trade Deal with the US raises asbestos fears

Brexit Trade Deal with the US raises asbestos fears for UK Some MP’s have warned that a post brexit trade deal with the US could potentially spell trouble for the UK. There are fears that products containing asbestos could be shipped into the country. Unlike the UK, asbestos hasn’t been banned as of yet in […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 21, 2018

Asbestos compensation

Asbestos compensation awarded to family of former Dockyard worker The family of a man who formerly worked as a dockyard worker at Malta Drydocks have been awarded asbestos compensation totaling €12,000. Emanuel Caruana was constantly exposed to asbestos on a daily basis while he worked at the docks. Medical certificates attained at the time of his […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 06, 2018

Famous locations in London where asbestos can be found

Asbestos in London Did you know about the famous places that contain asbestos in London? You may be surprised to learn that quite a few famous locations in and around London contain asbestos. Probably the most famous and most widely reported is the Palace of Westminster, or houses of parliament as most commonly known. A […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 21, 2018

The hazards of asbestos to the public

Hazards of asbestos The general public have been aware about the hazards of asbestos for a considerable number of years……as far back as 1924 infact. But the dangers of asbestos have actually been known about for much longer…… Back in 1899, there was a case where a 33-year-old man died of fibrosis of the lungs. He had […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 20, 2018

Widow of teacher exposed to asbestos in school receives huge payout

Widow of teacher exposed to asbestos in school receives huge payout The wife of a retired school teacher has received compensation after her husband was exposed to asbestos in school. Brain Shaw was a former music teacher at Leicester Grammar School. He had taught at the school for 21 years right up until 2012. Brain died 4 […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 24, 2018

SSE Hornsea asbestos

Asbestos exposure of employees lands company in hot water Energy providers SSE Hornsea have recently been given a slap on the wrists following asbestos exposure to employees and contractors. SSE Hornsea received a court fine of £300,000 after it was revealed that 13 employees and maintenance contractors had been exposed to white asbestos. The fine […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 24, 2018

P402 Course

P402 Course (Refresher) – 14th March 2018 Armco Asbestos Training will be holding another asbestos P402 Course (Refresher) at our training facility in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday 14th March 2018. We have spaces for 6 delegates costing £195+VAT each to attend. This course is for delegates who have already completed a P402 course in the […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 08, 2018
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