Useful websites about asbestos
We have taken the time to compile a list of the useful websites out there about asbestos. Feel free to fill in the form if you have any further questions.
Local Asbestos Websites
Bradford Metropolitan Council provides basic safety information on asbestos cement removals.
Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council’s site provides basic information in relation to asbestos in the work place. There are useful contact details for further information both locally and nationally.
Northamptonshire County Council
Northamptonshire County Council site provides information with regards to asbestos and more specifically asbestos disposal within the Northamptonshire area. This information is primarily for use by domestic home owners.
The Borough Council of Wellingborough site provides helpful information with regards to asbestos in the home. They give details on what to do and how to dispose of it.
Kettering Borough Council
Kettering Borough Council’s site provides simple, but a comprehensive guide to managing asbestos, removal, its disposal and informing contractors. There is a helpful check list along with reference links.
Corby Borough Council
Corby Borough Council provides useful information on asbestos. What it is, why it was used, when it was used, why it is dangerous and information on asbestos related diseases.
National asbestos websites
Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. The HSE site provides health and safety advice and guidance so that those who may be exposed to asbestos at work know what to do to protect themselves and others. This site is the biggest source of asbestos information based in the UK on UK law. You will find information ranging from what is asbestos through to complete management of asbestos containing materials. There is a news page which has informative articles.
Asbestos – Are you a tradesperson?
Asbestos kills around 20 tradesman each week. If asbestos fibres are released and inhaled they can cause serious and fatal diseases.
This is why some work will require a licensed contractor, and some work may need to be notified.
The Environment Agency are the enforcing authority in relation to disposing of asbestos waste. Their site contains detailed information on asbestos and asbestos waste.
UKATA sets standards in asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards. Any organisation that allows builders or maintenance personnel onto their premises should ensure that they have evidence of asbestos awareness training. UKATA provides a quality standard for that training. When asbestos is to be worked upon deliberately, using a UKATA member to provide that training ensures that the training provider has the facilities, knowledge and experience to properly undertake that training.
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) is the UK’s leading asbestos removal association, representing the interests of asbestos removal contractors and associated asbestos businesses. The site provides a list of licensed asbestos removal contractor who have passed ARCA membership criteria. ARCA are pioneering the standards in asbestos removal.
Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATAC). The association has been in operation for over 20 years, representing asbestos testing and consultancy specialists throughout the UK and overseas. The ATAC site is a good source for providing up to date information within the asbestos industry. The association has direct contact with relevant authority and government organisations.
British Occupational Hygiene Society
The British Occupational Hygiene Society offers a multitude of occupational courses and exams. If you’re looking for guidance and education in relation to asbestos, the BOHS site is a good place to site. The British Occupational Hygiene Society has been at the forefront of asbestos education and training for many years. Indeed it was seen as the sole course provider for asbestos industry qualifications. Being part of the BOHS also offers access to a truly wide-ranging professional community. It provides an informal mechanism to meet and then keep in touch with others in the field and peers from related professions.
British Lung Foundation
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is the only UK charity working for everyone affected by lung disease. They provide support for people affected by lung disease which includes asbestos related disease. The BLF works in a variety of ways, including funding world-class research, campaigning to bring about positive change in lung health and improving treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease. There is some excellent information on this site on preventing lung disease including health tips.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Their groundbreaking work in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer has saved millions of lives. This site contains up to date information with regards to different types of cancer. From symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, to research and coping with cancer.
Asbestos Diseases UK
ADUK provide help and support to both individuals and families affected by asbestos-related illness. The site gives information on the different types of asbestos disease. There is information on legal support, patient support and advice to sufferers.
International Ban Asbestos Secretariat
This site provides a wide range of information on the world wide issues relating to asbestos. Its purpose is to achieve a global asbestos ban. There are pages of facts and stories relating to this world wide problem. This site has some excellent information, a must read.
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is based in the United States of America. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. This site provides information and facts on the issues faced by asbestos victims within the USA.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. All companies which have obtained UKAS accreditation can be found listed on this site.