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Brownfield sites and the danger of asbestos in soil

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Our rich industrial past, and the subsequent redevelopment of land on which factories, mills and warehouses once stood, has led to a significant health and safety issue in the form of asbestos in soil. Derelict and disused areas of land, known as ‘brownfield’ sites, are being used to address the UK’s housing crisis, but with the obvious benefits of this …

An asbestos refurbishment survey in action in Northampton

The importance of an asbestos refurbishment survey

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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 the year 2000 could potentially …

Acorn Launch New Asbestos Testing Laboratory

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new asbestos sample testing laboratory. With an extension to scope on our UKAS accreditation we now have a fully operational asbestos laboratory in Northampton (See our location). The purpose fitted laboratory has two asbestos bulk analysis stations with room for two further stations in the future. Our UKAS accreditation accredits us for …

An asbestos refurbishment survey in action in Northampton

Asbestos Survey Reports

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Do you know what should be in an asbestos survey report? In this article I will outline what information should be provided if the survey has been carried out in line with the HSE guidance document HSG 264. Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have an asbestos survey carried out, it is a legal requirement to manage asbestos …

Which Asbestos Survey Do I Need?

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Which Asbestos Survey Do I Need? In this article we will try answer that question. Asbestos, once lauded for its heat resistance, insulating abilities, tensile strength and usefulness, asbestos is now a shunned material due to its very high toxicity. As a result of increasing cases of asbestos related illnesses in the UK, asbestos bans were introduced in 1985, and by …

Who should you commission for your asbestos surveys?

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There are many companies that provide asbestos consultancy and asbestos surveys, sometimes at what initially appears to be at low cost. However, before commissioning an company to undertake such work it is important to ask yourself the following: Are you confident that the company has the technical competence to undertake the asbestos survey? Are you satisfied that the company has the resources to complete the asbestos survey? Are …