• Better to be Safe than Sorry

    Despite the wealth of information available and the regulations and legislation that should be adhered to, there are many companies in the asbestos industry that still take an ‘ignorance is bliss’ approach when it comes to removing asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs) from properties. For example, it was in December this year that a man was fined for exposing himself, his assistant and the residents of a house in Putney to the deadly carcinogenic following the potential discovery of asbestos in the property’s boiler cupboard.

  • Raising Awareness To Lower Risks

    Although the first mass circulated report of an asbestos worker’s death took place in 1924, it is apparent that there is still confusion surrounding the health risks of asbestos and asbestos containing materials. In fact, following a survey undertaken by Censuswide in September 2014 that involved interviews with 500 tradespeople, the HSE has launched a new safety campaign with the aim of encouraging tradespeople to think about the dangers of asbestos on every job so they prepare accordingly.