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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...


Asbestos scare for Bunsen burner users


Asbestos medicals

If your staff carry out work with asbestos, they may require a medical examination periodically. How often are these needed and what’s the latest news on the subject? More...


Update on training for work with asbestos

The HSE has reviewed and updated its asbestos essentials task sheets in order to highlight the importance of information, instruction and training. What else has changed and what training is required? More...


HSE review of asbestos regulations


Too much reliance on asbestos experience

In April 2017 a construction company and its subcontractor appeared in court regarding an asbestos disturbance at a refurbishment project. But what was unusual about the case? More...


Must the training be UKATA approved?

Last updated: 23.01.2020

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