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Discovering Asbestos in Post-2000 Buildings

WHEN THE ASBESTOS Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines...

Ministry of Defence Slammed Over Roof Asbestos Scandal

THE MINISTRY of Defence (MoD) has been slammed by Unite for failing to remove asbestos from the roof of its base at Ashchurch in...

Campaign to Manage the Risks of Asbestos-Related Cancer

LIVES ARE still being put at risk by companies failing to manage exposure to asbestos – two decades after the cancer-causing material was banned...

Gully Howard Technical and NFRC Collaborate to Create Asbestos Awareness Training...

THERE HAS, for some time, been a growing recognition that training does not have to mean making every delegate an expert, but teaching them...

HSE Targets London Inspections on Health and Asbestos

THE LATEST Health and Safety Executive (HSE) construction inspection initiative begins this week, and will continue until 17 February. The campaign is primarily targeting London...

Asbestos Breach Spreads Fibres to Home, Contents and Neighbour

A landlord and building contractor have been fined after large quantities of asbestos fibres were released from the demolition of a conservatory at a...

Students Urged not to Play Russian Roulette with Deadly Asbestos

Students from construction-related courses have been warned breathing in asbestos fibres is like “playing Russian roulette” with their lives. Young tradespeople from Boston College heard...

Failure to Undertake Asbestos Assessment Lands Property Developers in Court

A property development company has been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard...

Shocking Asbestos Death Numbers Highlighted at Construction Industry Event

Twenty tradespeople die in the UK each week from work-related asbestos exposure - far more than those who die through accidents at work. Asbestos-related diseases...

Peterborough Company Fined for Failing to Undertake Asbestos Assessment

A property management company has been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard...