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Asbestos training – 3 reasons why you need it!

By Neil Munro | April 24, 2014
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Asbestos training is more than just a formality in the UK. Dive into its life-saving significance, understand the legal requirements, and see why it’s a small investment with immense returns.

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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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Acorn Analytical Services: Your UKATA Approved Asbestos Awareness Training Provider

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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Unlock the Power of UKAS Asbestos Surveys: Your Ultimate Guide

By Neil Munro | June 28, 2013
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UKAS asbestos surveys are your ultimate tool for a safer environment. This guide explores their importance, the dangers of asbestos, and how to choose the right surveyor. Don’t gamble with your health – commission a UKAS asbestos survey today.

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Unmasking the Silent Killer: Why Children are at Greater Risk from Exposure to Asbestos

By Neil Munro | June 18, 2013
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Are our children in danger? You might be surprised to learn that a silent killer, asbestos, is lurking in the very place we consider safe – our schools. While asbestos exposure is dangerous for everyone, a shocking reality is that children are at greater risk from exposure to asbestos. Asbestos in UK Schools: A Threat … Read more

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