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The Importance Of Safe Asbestos Disposal

By Neil Munro | August 14, 2017
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Asbestos is dangerous. This is something that nearly everyone can agree on, due to the well-documented research on the substance which has shown that it can kill you if inhaled. So you would think that when it comes to the correct disposal of asbestos, people will take all of the steps required to ensure that … Read more

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Call For Softer Asbestos Laws – What Impact Will it Have on Safety?

By Neil Munro | July 28, 2017
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When designing laws that will protect everyone on a daily basis, people welcome strict and rigid enforcement, if it ensures that they and their families can go about their lives in a safe environment. However, when someone tries to campaign to make the laws on something less harsh, it can be understandably concerning. And that … Read more

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Asbestos in Schools – It Has To Go

By Neil Munro | July 14, 2017
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When you send your child to school, their safety is one of the things that you entrust to the people who work there, having faith that they are charged by the government to help your children stay safe. However, there is something, which some schools would rather hide, and that is the growth of asbestos … Read more

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Asbestos Removal Tax Relief- Does it Qualify?

By Neil Munro | July 6, 2017
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Asbestos Removal Tax Relief – Does It Qualify? When it comes to removing materials, which contain asbestos from a property, the expenses which can occur as a result of the asbestos removal can be extremely worrying for a company. However, what most people do not realise is that they can actually get some of that … Read more

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Asbestos and Fire – What Are The Risks?

By Neil Munro | June 28, 2017
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Asbestos is something which is a major health risk and can cause serious damage to the lungs and the respiratory system following exposure. However, asbestos and fire can make the material pose be a greater risk when damaged in this way. In order to try and help with this, we’re taking a look at some … Read more

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What should the recent death of a lady with asbestos-linked cancer teach us about asbestos?

By Neil Munro | June 13, 2017
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Last year, a Northampton woman died after a short battle with cancer that could have been caused by asbestos. It was an out-of-the-blue illness that was sudden – but could it have been due to asbestos exposure at home or workplace? Asbestos has serious risks Forget what you think you know about asbestos. It’s a … Read more

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The importance of an asbestos refurbishment survey

By Neil Munro | June 13, 2017
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Asbestos has been dubbed as a “silent killer” for years now, although it’s an unfortunate fact that it kills more people every year – through asbestos fibres being inhaled – than people who are in road traffic accidents. It has been banned in Britain since 1999, which means any house built or refurbished prior to … Read more

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Asbestos Causing Delays

By Neil Munro | December 4, 2016
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Asbestos causing delays once again. The A21 is a busy road linking Hastings, Tunbridge Wells and south east London. Works are currently being carried out on a 2.5 mile stretch to widen the road and improve routes to the coast. Bottlenecks were a regular occurrence close to Pembury and campaigners worked for years to get … Read more

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BBC Breakfast Interview Mesothelioma Patient, Trevor Barlow

By Neil Munro | November 23, 2015
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On the morning of the 20th November 2015, BBC Breakfast News published the story of Trevor Barlow a 71 year old gentleman who had been diagnosed with terminal illness due to exposure to asbestos. The interview has encouraged others to consider the effects of exposure to asbestos and highlights the current government plans to assist … Read more

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Asbestos Priority Risk Assessment

By Neil Munro | October 8, 2015
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Recognising the potential dangers of asbestos, leads owners to responsibly address any potential concerns about the building products used in the construction of their properties. Regulation 4 Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises (CAR2012) requires dutyholders to ensure that “the risk of anyone being exposed to these materials is assessed”. This type of risk assessment is … Read more

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