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Asbestos forces homeowner to live in a hotel for almost a year

By Ian Stone | May 6, 2021
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A couple of weeks ago we heard about an interesting case which clearly illustrates why we should all be on the look out for asbestos in our everyday lives. The case involved a garage door installation company Garage Doors (Northern) Ltd which was fined after it failed to manage asbestos safely during work on a …

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Asbestos stops work on major hospital project

By Neil Munro | April 29, 2021
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At Acorn we’ve made it our mission to raise awareness about how widespread asbestos is throughout the UK. The reason for this is simple – every year thousands of people in our country die from preventable diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is estimated to be present in more than 1.5 million buildings in …

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Acorn helps boxing legend to launch new centre

By Ian Stone | April 15, 2021
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We are very proud to reveal we have been involved in an exciting new project to help create a new centre backed by none other than boxing legend, Frank Bruno. The Frank Bruno Foundation exists to provide support and the encouragement to succeed to those facing and recovering from mental ill-health. Its volunteers have worked …

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Asbestos Artex Testing – Textured Decorative Coatings

By Neil Munro | April 14, 2021
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Why would you need asbestos Artex testing? First things first we need to explain that the word “Artex” is a trademark of Artex Ltd which is a company based in the UK. The word Artex is commonly used to describe a textured/decorative coating commonly used for interior decorating. Artex or textured coatings were frequently used …

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What does asbestos mean to me?

By Ian Stone | April 6, 2021
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When we decided to launch the ‘What does asbestos mean to me?’ campaign, which runs alongside Global Asbestos Awareness Week this week (#2021GAAW), I was asked to answer the question and I couldn’t help but get reflective. I’ve never met anyone that dreams of going into the asbestos industry when they grow up and I was no different. In fact, …

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Campaign shines a spotlight on dangers of asbestos

By Neil Munro | April 1, 2021
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One of the UK’s most experienced teams of asbestos experts is championing a global campaign which launches today to raise awareness of the deadly substance. Leading asbestos consultancy Acorn Analytical Services is backing Global Asbestos Awareness Week – which runs from April 1 to April 7 – with the launch of its own campaign entitled …

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Companies fined for failing to manage asbestos safely

By Neil Munro | March 25, 2021
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We recently heard about a case of a construction company and a property management company being fined thousands of pounds after they failed to manage asbestos safely during the refurbishment of a former office block in Stockport. Last month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard Samer Constructions Limited had …

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Mesothelioma – Hard to Say, Easy to Prevent

By Ian Stone | March 18, 2021
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In recent months we have been privileged to support a dynamic new charity that is fighting to eradicate the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. ActionMeso launched last year to bring together mesothelioma patients with carers, healthcare and legal professionals, asbestos removal firms and construction companies. Together they want to raise awareness across the UK about this devastating …

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Acorn launches free asbestos advice surgery

By Neil Munro | March 11, 2021
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When we say we’re committed to eradicating people’s asbestos problems we mean it! Which is why we’re excited to launch our asbestos advice surgery! In our day-to-day work we provide businesses with innovative asbestos management services which reduce their risk of asbestos exposure, prosecution and fines. We know that for many people asbestos feels like …

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Acorn employees put best foot forward for charities

By Ian Stone | March 4, 2021
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You may remember a few weeks ago that we ran a guest blog by our Commercial Manager Sian Stone on her marathon effort to raise funds to tackle the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. Sian set herself the target of raising £200 by running at least 50 miles – or the length of nearly two marathons – …

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