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Safety SMART - An Intelligent Digital Solution to Communicat…

17-05-2022 Asbestos

Safety SMART+ uses QR code technology to create a link between the physical and digital building. Read more

Reducing the number of accidental asbestos exposures at site

07-09-2020 Asbestos

Knowing the exact location of the asbestos is critical in reducing the likelihood of accidental exposure. Unfortunately, in many instances this doesn’t always happen. Each year there are thousands of often unreported accidental disturbances of asbestos containing materials by contractors carrying out minor works not under control of ACAR. Read more

Asbestos - Managing the hidden killer

19-01-2020 Asbestos

The HSE puts the number of UK asbestos-related deaths at around 5,000 per year. That’s an average of 13 deaths per day: the highest rate of asbestos-related deaths in the world.  Read more

Asbestos 20 years on and still a major killer - Improving th…

16-09-2019 Asbestos

It’s now nearly 20 years since new asbestos usage was banned in the UK. However, despite rigorous legislation and guidance asbestos remains the greatest source of workplace deaths in the UK. Read more

Asbestos in Schools

25-11-2016 Asbestos

Recent figures highlight how common the presence of asbestos is within older school buildings. They also suggest that the problem with asbestos in schools is nationwide. Read more

Common locations asbestos can be found

17-08-2016 Asbestos

  Asbestos can often be found in properties which were built or refurbished before the year 2000. In the past asbestos was commonly used in materials designed for the building trade making it highly likely that many older buildings will contain asbestos in some form. The HSE have highlighted some of the... Read more

Asbestos the need for continuous compliance

30-06-2016 Asbestos

With the potentially lethal health impacts of asbestos it’s no surprise that asbestos compliance is complex and heavily regulated. Read more

Consider your asbestos risks during refurbishments

25-04-2016 Asbestos

If you are considering renovations or extensive maintenance works on your buildings don’t forget your asbestos responsibilities. If your building is liable to contain asbestos you are required by law to have a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey carried out on the property before carrying out any renovation or demolition works, which... Read more

Asbestos - It's your duty to manage

25-02-2016 Asbestos

The use of asbestos was banned in November 1999 due to the potentially lethal health risks. However despite legislative safeguards and an increased awareness of the risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres, prosecutions for non-compliance are still a common occurrence. Read more

Asbestos Management Plans

18-01-2016 Asbestos

An asbestos management plan is a legal requirement under (Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012) for all workplaces liable to contain asbestos. Read more

Asbestos and the Refurbishment Season

31-12-2015 Asbestos

If you are a building owner, managing agent or employer and are considering renovating any of your properties then you need to make sure you have fulfilled your legal asbestos obligations before contractors start work on any planned refurbishment. Read more

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