Asbestos Educational Articles

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

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Asbestos in Schools – It Has To Go

By Neil Munro | July 14, 2017

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 …

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Asbestos Removal Tax Relief- Does it Qualify?

By Neil Munro | July 6, 2017

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 …

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Asbestos and Fire – What Are The Risks?

By Neil Munro | June 28, 2017

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 …

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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

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 …

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The importance of an asbestos refurbishment survey

By Neil Munro | June 13, 2017

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 …

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Asbestos Causing Delays

By Neil Munro | December 4, 2016

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 …

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BBC Breakfast Interview Mesothelioma Patient, Trevor Barlow

By Neil Munro | November 23, 2015

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 …

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Asbestos Priority Risk Assessment

By Neil Munro | October 8, 2015

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 …

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Unusual Uses of Asbestos

By Neil Munro | August 21, 2015

Although widely acknowledged as a hazardous building material, there has been a multitude of unusual uses of asbestos throughout its history. Some may have practical foundations, whereas others seem more sublime. This article explores the variety of uses of asbestos throughout the centuries. Beauty Asbestos has previously been used in several health and beauty products …

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The Potential Lethality of Asbestos

By Neil Munro | August 19, 2015

The Potential Lethality of Asbestos. Asbestos is a hazardous material that has a rich history in the UK. It was used regularly in buildings between the 1950s and the late 1990s. Asbestos that is well maintained, not disturbed or damaged is much less of a risk to health. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) reports that …

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