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Asbestos Educational Articles

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

Asbestos safety: what you need to know as a tradesperson!

By Neil Munro | June 6, 2019

Asbestos Safety – even though asbestos was banned in 1999, the substance remains an extremely dangerous presence in our older buildings. It has the potential to cause life-changing and terminal disease, which is why asbestos safety is an important part of everyday working life as a tradesperson. If you work in the trades the chances …

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What happens to asbestos waste

By Neil Munro | June 3, 2019

In this episode Ian and Neil provide a brief overview of what happens to asbestos waste following removal.

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Interview with asbestos expert – Neil Munro

By Neil Munro | May 27, 2019

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

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.

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Asbestos Material Risk Assessments & Priority Risk Assessments

By Neil Munro | May 13, 2019

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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Asbestos Emergencies – What to do

By Neil Munro | May 6, 2019

In this episode Ian and Neil explain asbestos emergency situations, when and why these may happen and what to do to minimise exposure.

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

By Neil Munro | April 29, 2019

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 …

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Asbestos Awareness Training – What you need to know

By Neil Munro | April 29, 2019

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

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

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 …

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