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Asbestos Knowledge Empire Podcast

Interview with asbestos expert – Neil Munro

By Neil Munro | May 27, 2019
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In this episode Ian takes on the role of interviewer to interview Neil. Posing questions around asbestos management, Neil’s career route and his take on the asbestos industry.

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Interview with asbestos expert – Ian Stone

By Neil Munro | May 20, 2019
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In this episode Neil takes on the role of interviewer to interview Ian. Posing questions around asbestos management, Ian’s career route and his take on the asbestos industry.

Asbestos Knowledge Empire Podcast

Asbestos Material Risk Assessments & Priority Risk Assessments

By Neil Munro | May 13, 2019
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In this episode Ian and Neil talk through the algorithms of asbestos material assessments and priority risk assessments. These assessments are essential to asbestos management and understanding them is key.

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Renovating a commercial property? You might need an asbestos refurbishment survey

By Neil Munro | April 29, 2019
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Many of our country’s older buildings contain high levels of asbestos, and with the common change of building use we’ve seen over the last few decades – banks into restaurants, for example, or warehouses transformed into craft centres – an asbestos refurbishment survey has become an integral part of the renovation process. These vital surveys … Read more

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Asbestos Awareness Training – What you need to know

By Neil Munro | April 29, 2019
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In this episode Ian and Neil explain what you need to know about asbestos awareness training. What it is, what it should include and what to look for in a trainer.

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Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

By Neil Munro | April 22, 2019
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In this episode Ian and Neil provide information on asbestos refurbishment surveys and demolition surveys covering what they are, when you would require them and what to expect from them.

Asbestos Poisoning

What is asbestos poisoning and are you at risk?

By Neil Munro | March 7, 2019
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The carcinogenic nature of asbestos, and the fact it was once a mainstay material used extensively in industry, means asbestos poisoning is still a threat to health even though the substance was banned in the UK in 1999. Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in 2016, 2,595 people died from … Read more

Asbestos containing materials

Asbestos containing materials: Should they be eradicated or left in place?

By Neil Munro | February 14, 2019
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Asbestos in residential and non-domestic buildings has been a major health concern for many decades, and questions have been asked as to why asbestos containing materials (ACMs) cannot be removed en masse. Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry until its UK ban in 1999, with asbestos containing materials providing insulation and protection from … Read more

Asbestos due diligence

What is asbestos due diligence and does it affect you?

By Neil Munro | January 10, 2019
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If you’re thinking of acquiring a business that operates from older premises, or already run one, asbestos due diligence is a key issue that protects your employees’ health and could save you money and time in the future.   Under UK asbestos law the person responsible for maintaining non-domestic buildings can be fined and/or prosecuted … Read more

Asbestos in home

Asbestos in the home – is there still a threat?

By Neil Munro | December 4, 2018
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Asbestos was widely used in the construction of residential buildings before its ban in 1999, and generations of people have grown up surrounded by asbestos in the home. Although its dangers are now widely publicised, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) continue to cause concern in a domestic setting. So how much of a threat does asbestos still … Read more

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