How dangerous is asbestos? 1

How dangerous is asbestos?

Neil Munro Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos continues to cause serious health concerns even though the substance was banned in the UK in 1999. Originally used for fireproofing and insulating, and typically encased in concrete and other building materials, it’s been the subject of controversy for decades. So exactly how dangerous is asbestos, and why is …

Asbestos on beaches

Asbestos on Beaches in the UK: Cautionary Advice

Neil Munro Asbestos Awareness

Several incidents of asbestos on our beaches have occurred in recent years, raising serious concerns for public health. Some cases are thought to have been caused by fly tipping, whilst others potentially the result of asbestos materials being washed ashore.  The closure of Mount Batten beach in Plymouth in April …

Asbestos due diligence

What is asbestos due diligence and does it affect you?

Neil Munro Asbestos Awareness

If you’re thinking of acquiring a business that operates from older premises, or already run one, asbestos due diligence is a key issue that protects your employees’ health and could save you money and time in the future.   Under UK asbestos law the person responsible for maintaining non-domestic buildings …

Asbestos fly tipping and the threat to public health 5

Asbestos fly tipping and the threat to public health

Neil Munro Asbestos Awareness

The dumping of rubbish in our country lanes, towns, and cities, and specifically asbestos fly tipping, has become a serious health issue in the UK and holds particularly worrying ramifications for members of the public. In fact, figures from StatsWales show that 304 cases of asbestos fly tipping in Wales …

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How asbestos awareness training can help you at work

Neil Munro Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos has caused severe illness and high mortality rates around the world for many decades, partly due to a lack of asbestos awareness among workers and their employers. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics show in 2016 alone, 2,595 victims died from mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer attributed …

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Triumph in court for UK asbestos victims

Neil Munro Asbestos Regulations, Asbestos Awareness

A landmark ruling in the Court of Appeal may help asbestos victims obtain compensation. Graham Dring, acting on behalf of the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum, led a challenge against one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos products, Cape Intermediate Holdings. The Appeal Court ruling is a …