asbestos


Contractor sentenced following safety failings during demolition work

A contractor has been sentenced after disturbing asbestos during demolition works and damaging underground cables that resulted in severe disruption to services. Read More

£80k fine after worker fell to his death through fragile asbestos roof

A roofer was fatally injured when he fell six metres whilst working on a replacement roof at a property. Read More

Building contractor fined for asbestos failings

A company has been fined for failing to complete the correct asbestos survey at a domestic construction project. Read More

HSE to crack down on dust

Health and safety inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting construction firms from 5 October to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative. Read More

Asbestos training in the construction industry sinks to lowest level for five years

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the numbers of workers undertaking asbestos training drop by over 66%. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

Six tips to improve workplace safety

Whether your premises is an office, a warehouse, a shop, or anywhere, it is important to practice good safety in the workplace. Read More

Performing health/medical surveillance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE has issued guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers. In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out in the guidance, what it describes as a proportionate and flexible approach to enable health/medical surveillance to continue. Read More

Statement from HSE regarding PPE and the asbestos industry at the current time

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has reported that the HSE has received a number of queries concerning the purchase and use of Type 5 coveralls. It has issued a statement as a reminder of existing guidance and advice. Read More



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