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The process of managing asbestos

If you’re responsible for premises, managing any asbestos which may be present is a high priority. There are a number of rules regarding how to do this, but our flow chart makes it simple. What’s covered? More...


The HSE indicates low confidence in asbestos removals

When the HSE was asked whether all asbestos-containing materials should be compulsorily removed from buildings, its comments gave an insight into its concerns about the asbestos removal industry. What’s the story? More...


Firm dodged £800,000 asbestos fine by going bust

A company has been prosecuted after it was discovered that asbestos-containing materials it knew were present were left to deteriorate and spread fibres throughout a workplace. What measures should it have implemented? More...


Firm had workers dry sweeping asbestos dust

A court has heard how workers cleaned up asbestos dust from a floor the size of a football pitch without any precautions. As a result, the firm has been prosecuted. What should the company have done instead? More...


So you’ve had a survey. What next?

Realising that you have a duty to manage asbestos-containing materials within your building you’ve commissioned a specialist surveyor to identify them. Now the report has arrived, what must you do with it? More...


Have you acted on your asbestos survey?

Despite asbestos management responsibilities being well established, many businesses are still not doing what’s needed. As a case heard in November 2015 shows, it’s time to move beyond step one. What’s to know? More...


Asbestos risks must be managed

A Birmingham academy and a glass company have both been prosecuted for failing to manage the risks associated with asbestos. How could this have been avoided? More...


Asbestos troubles at Topshop

When the owners of a high street store arranged for the refurbishment of their Liverpool premises, they got it badly wrong. So wrong in fact that 45 workers were potentially exposed to asbestos fibres. What happened? More...


The HSE publishes the survey guide

The HSE has finally published its revised guidance on how asbestos surveys should be completed. Are there any significant differences from the previous documentation, and what, if any, impact could it have for you? More...


How to deal with released asbestos

There have recently been a number of high-profile cases which saw businesses prosecuted for failing to deal with asbestos that had been released on their premises. To help you to avoid following suit, why not use our new checklist? More...
Last updated: 13.08.2020

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