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Asbestos at landfill

If you visit your local waste center usually next to a landfill you may hate noticed the large green often padlocked containers with asbestos warnings. It really does cause a shock when you see supposedly trained staff simply throwing asbestos materials into the container with no face masks or protective clothing. Joe public is still […]

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Asbestos Sheets still being sold

Asbestos as we know is dangerous stuff and was banned in the uk from 1986 onwards (see article here), in the US and australia and most european countries it is also banned. The problem is its still being used in developing countries such as china, india and russia (see here). Asbestos sheets are being used […]

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What are asbestos management plans

Often we find many of our clients know they need to be aware of asbestos but dont know how or what they need to do. In the UK there is a duty of care for the employer to ensure the workplace for the employee is safe, this includes the management of asbestos. The HSE have […]

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How not to remove asbestos

Asbestos is often misunderstood because you can live most of your life in its presence without noticeable effects, but don’t be fooled if your breathing it in your living a death timebomb which could kill you at any time. Removal of asbestos as you can easily work out is a job purely for qualified professionals […]

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Asbestos in Schools and Colleges

Many of britains schools, colleges and universities were built circa 19th century, this is when asbestos’s use was really taken up – see wiki article Through renovation and extension these buildings often have asbestos hidden away behind walls, behind suspended ceilings, in roofs and floors. This kind of problem needs to be managed correctly, asbestos […]

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They seek it here, they seek it there (Asbestos that is!)

Just like the scarlet pimpernel asbestos is elusive and sometimes cannot be seen, although its there always watching and waiting for a broken board, or a hammer to release its toxic silent poison.  The only way to successfully remove asbestos is to get professionals in to do the job – cue Assist FM – Masters […]

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Bank Holiday.

You may not realise it but asbestos is all around the home. Spring is on its way, and that  means only one thing: Bank Holidays, which results in so many of you DIYing. But i wonder how many of you are really sure of the dangers of asbestos that you may find around the home, for example the textured coating (artexing) that you find […]

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Workplace Killer Still at Large.

In recent news, 09 March 2011, the matter of asbestos continues to raise its ugly head with the cases of Mrs Willmore and Mrs Costello who sadly died through exposure to asbestos, in Mrs Costello’s case she is said to have come into contact with asbestos dust whilst in the workplace. Around 4000 people die a […]

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My shed roof.

While giving my shed its yearly clean i  have discovered broken roof tiles, and they could be asbestos. I think its time to get the lads from Assist FM to take a look and do some asbestos testing. Asbestos Roofing can be dangerous! This incident with my shed roof has got me thinking about what else there could be around […]

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Asbestos removal in schools

The majority of schools contain asbestos. Teachers consider that total removal is the safest option, whereas the Government consider that managing asbestos is the best system.  If asbestos is in a good condition and undamaged then an effective system of management can be effective. Increasing evidence is that a significant number of schools are not managing […]

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