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Asbestos News & Educational Articles
We share useful information, help and guidance for all aspects of asbestos. Promoting best practice and effective asbestos management.
Asbestos does not occur naturally in the UK but it is estimated that during the second half of the 20th century around six million tonnes of raw asbestos fibre was imported to our shores. Asbestos was used heavily by our construction trade which is why it still remains in many of our buildings today. Indeed, … Read more
Every year, thousands of people in the UK are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases. Often people have developed these conditions after coming into contact with asbestos years earlier – in some cases decades earlier. Sadly, this doesn’t mean that people aren’t being exposed to asbestos today. It is estimated that there are around 1.5m buildings in … Read more
This has been a really big week for us at Acorn Analytical Services – with award wins, award nominations and a nationwide event to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos. We started the week on a high when we won the Silver Award in the Business Innovation category at the Northamptonshire SME Business Awards. … Read more
It’s not often we get to say this, but we heard some genuinely uplifting news about asbestos a few weeks ago. A firm in Wolverhampton, called Thermal Recycling, has opened the world’s first plant for environmentally responsible asbestos disposal. The company uses a scientific process called denaturing to convert materials containing asbestos into a new … Read more
We were thrilled to hear a few days ago that the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has been highly commended in the Senior Leadership Engagement Award category at The Impact Awards, hosted by mental health charity, Mates in Mind. For anyone who is not familiar with the work of UKATA it is the UK’s largest … Read more
We’re very lucky in the UK to have access to a wide variety of beautiful beaches but heartbreakingly sometimes these great natural resources hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. So are holidaymakers in danger of finding asbestos on beaches? Where was asbestos on beaches found? Earlier this week an investigation was launched in … Read more
The reason we are one of the UK’s best asbestos consultancies is because we have always been passionate about investing in our team. Our management team has more than 100 years of experience between them and we take our commitment to managing asbestos concerns for clients of all sizes from all industries incredibly seriously. We … Read more