Asbestos Awareness

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Asbestos training – 3 reasons why you need it!

By Neil Munro / April 24, 2014

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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Acorn Analytical Services: Your UKATA Approved Asbestos Awareness Training Provider

By Neil Munro / January 2, 2014

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

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Acorn join the Federation of Small Businesses

By Neil Munro / August 27, 2013

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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Unmasking the Truth: Is Asbestos An Issue for UK Employers in 2023?

By Neil Munro / May 13, 2013

Is asbestos an issue for employers today, even a decade after regulations tightened? The answer, shockingly, remains a resounding yes. It’s easy to dismiss asbestos as a problem of the past, but the reality is that the spectre of asbestos still haunts many workplaces in the UK in 2023. Asbestos – A Lingering Threat Even … Read more

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