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Asbestos Material Risk Assessments and Priority Risk Assessments

By Neil Munro / October 29, 2020

There are two types of assessments, material risk assessment and priority risk assessments. Together they will show you the total risk and help you manage it. What is a material risk assessment? The material risk assessment is carried out by an asbestos surveyor on site and looks at the risk of the asbestos product releasing … Read more

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Regulation 5 – what you need to know

By Ian Stone / October 22, 2020

Regulation 5 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations relates to the identification of the presence of asbestos. Under regulation 5, it puts the responsibility on the employer to identify asbestos before any building or demolition works are carried out. It covers the non-domestic market and the domestic market. When we are doing a project in … Read more

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Asbestos spray coatings and problems with its removal

By Neil Munro / October 15, 2020

In this blog, we’ll examine asbestos spray coatings and some of the problems you can face when it is being removed. Asbestos spray coatings were phased out in the mid-1970s, so it’s old now and deteriorating. They have a very high asbestos content. It was mixed with Portland cement binder, to stick asbestos fibres together. … Read more

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Asbestos Reinspections

By Ian Stone / October 1, 2020

In this blog we will look at asbestos reinspections and how they differ from a survey. Usually, reinspections follow on from some sort of survey – you should have an existing asbestos register from a management survey or a refurbishment survey. Your existing asbestos information – outlining where the asbestos is and what condition it … Read more

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What you need to know about asbestos databases

By Ian Stone / September 24, 2020

Asbestos databases are sometimes called portals and are an electronic place where your asbestos information and Health & Safety information is held and stored on an online system. Lots of things are going into the Cloud and that is why we have moved in that direction. In the past, Asbestos survey reports were on paper … Read more

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