Asbestos News & Educational Articles

We share useful information, help and guidance for all aspects of asbestos. Promoting best practice and effective asbestos management.

Asbestos in Schools and Colleges

By Neil Munro | May 27, 2014
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Asbestos in schools and colleges remains a current and relevant problem. Did you know that out of the 20,400 primary schools and 3,400 secondary schools in the UK, 13,000 were built between 1945 and 1974. These years were significant as they were the boom years for the use of asbestos and asbestos containing materials in buildings. In addition … Read more

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Asbestos awareness training – 3 reasons why you need it!

By Neil Munro | April 24, 2014
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Asbestos awareness training – When you hear those words what immediately springs to mind? Important or not? Do you need it or not? Well here’s 3 reasons to help you decide why you need asbestos awareness training . Reason 1 – Asbestos awareness training could save your life! Did you know that asbestos is the UKs biggest … Read more

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Mesothelioma Researchers call for help!

By Neil Munro | February 20, 2014
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Researchers call for help from mesothelioma patients and their families! The Priority Setting Partnership, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, is bringing together people with mesothelioma, their families, carers and the healthcare professionals who treat them to help set priorities for mesothelioma research. A survey has been launched aimed at better understanding the … Read more

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training

By Neil Munro | January 2, 2014
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Acorn Analytical Services are now UKATA approved! Are you thinking of updating your asbestos awareness training in the New Year? If so we would recommend the course provider you choose is approved by UKATA. Using a UKATA member to provide that training ensures that they have the facilities, knowledge and experience to properly undertake that training. Our … Read more

Leicester Hospital Leads Mesothelioma Treatment Trials

By Neil Munro | October 8, 2013
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Two new treatments are being tested in the East Midlands for an aggressive cancer caused mainly by exposure to asbestos. The research into mesothelioma is being done at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital. Mesothelioma most commonly starts in the inner lining of the chest wall causing it to thicken and reduce lung capacity, which in turn puts … Read more

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Acorn join the Federation of Small Businesses

By Neil Munro | August 27, 2013
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Acorn Analytical Services are pleased to announce that we have successfully joined the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). What is the FSB? The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political. The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed … Read more

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Carlisle Housing Association Admits Asbestos Failings

By Neil Munro | July 31, 2013
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A housing association in Carlisle has admitted serious failings with regards to asbestos. Riverside Housing has advised they have no idea how many of their properties contain asbestos. Best estimates are around 3,000 which is half of it 6,000 property portfolio. Asbestos was extensively used within the construction industry throughout the UK from the 1930s … Read more

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New Asbestos ACOP for Working With Asbestos

By Neil Munro | July 30, 2013
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released a consultation document proposing the new Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)  for working with asbestos. It has invited comments and responses (to be received no later than 30 September 2013) as part of a consultative exercise into a proposed consolidated version of its Approved Code of Practice … Read more

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Asbestos removal worker dies in Cwmcarn school

By Neil Munro | July 25, 2013
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Health and Safety Executive leading investigation after 26-year-old asbestos removal worker dies in Cwmcarn school. A police and health and safety investigation has been launched following the death of an asbestos removal worker at an asbestos-hit school. Paramedics were called to Cwmcarn High, near Newport, on Friday after a 26 year old collapsed. The school … Read more

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Who should you commission for your asbestos surveys?

By Neil Munro | June 28, 2013
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There are many companies that provide asbestos consultancy and asbestos surveys, sometimes at what initially appears to be at low cost. However, before commissioning an company to undertake such work it is important to ask yourself the following: Are you confident that the company has the technical competence to undertake the asbestos survey? Are you satisfied that the company has the resources … Read more

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