asbestos management

The Government’s Work and Pensions Committee has been carrying out an inquiry into the HSE's approach to asbestos management

Asbestos management inquiry held by Government

By Ian Stone / February 17, 2022

Over the past few months, the Government’s Work and Pensions Committee has been carrying out an inquiry into the approach of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to asbestos management in buildings. There are six million tonnes of asbestos in the UK, most of which can be found in more than 1.5 million buildings across … Read more

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Asbestos in schools remains a problem in the UK

Should we be worried about asbestos in schools?

By Neil Munro / December 23, 2021

Earlier this year we launched a hard-hitting campaign to raise awareness about the issue of asbestos in schools. Shockingly, in some of our cities and towns, more than 80% of schools have an asbestos problem and every year hundreds of people die here after being exposed to asbestos in schools as children. There have also … Read more

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Working from home gives organisations the chance to find out if their workplace contains asbestos

Use working from home time to tackle the worry of asbestos

By Ian Stone / December 16, 2021

As millions of workers return to working from home this week to curb the spread of Covid-19 did you know this could be one of your best opportunities to make your workplace safer? It may come as a surprise to a lot of people but asbestos is actually the world’s biggest workplace killer. We’ve made … Read more

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During the past month we have turned the spotlight on the asbestos problem in our schools.

Asbestos problem in Welsh schools

By Ian Stone / November 4, 2021

Anyone who reads our blogs regularly will know that during the past month we have turned the spotlight on the asbestos problem in our schools. At the beginning of October, we launched a hard-hitting campaign to tackle the asbestos problem in UK schools on World Teachers’ Day. Shockingly, in some UK cities and towns, more … Read more

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Acorn receives the backing of major organisations

By Neil Munro / August 19, 2021

At Acorn Analytical Services we are very proud of the wide range of asbestos management and training services that we provide. We are proud to say we’re a fully independent and impartial company and that clients can be confident that the results and recommendations they receive from us will always be in their best interests. … Read more

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Will planning reform put more people at risk from asbestos?

By Ian Stone / August 12, 2021

There have been lots of concerns raised in the national press recently about new planning reforms which mean a wider range of commercial properties can now be converted into flats. The reforms came into force at the beginning of this month in a bid to regenerate city centres which have struggled during the pandemic. However, … Read more

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Focus on Asbestos Analyst Jake Newell

By Neil Munro / August 5, 2021

At Acorn Analytical Services we are committed to developing the next generation of asbestos consultants. We invest a lot of time and money into training our staff because asbestos will remain in many of the UK’s buildings for the foreseeable future and it needs to be managed properly to protect people’s lives. Earlier this year … Read more

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Is your school using the summer holidays to get to grips with asbestos?

By Ian Stone / June 3, 2021

When you think of where asbestos might be lurking in the UK you might picture prefab houses or garages or possibly post-wartime office blocks and factories. The last place any of us would ever want to picture asbestos are the places where we send millions of our children every day – our schools. Is your … Read more

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Investing in the next generation of asbestos consultants

By Neil Munro / May 13, 2021

The reason we are one of the UK’s best asbestos consultancies is because we have always been passionate about investing in our team. Our management team has more than 100 years of experience between them and we take our commitment to managing asbestos concerns for clients of all sizes from all industries incredibly seriously. We … Read more

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Acorn launches free asbestos advice surgery

By Neil Munro / March 11, 2021

When we say we’re committed to eradicating people’s asbestos problems we mean it! Which is why we’re excited to launch our asbestos advice surgery! In our day-to-day work we provide businesses with innovative asbestos management services which reduce their risk of asbestos exposure, prosecution and fines. We know that for many people asbestos feels like … Read more

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