asbestos


Where can asbestos be found in an industrial setting?

Abigail Morrison, Senior Associate Solicitor at JMW Solicitors, offers some advice on the most common places where asbestos can be located in an industrial building. Read More

How much of a fire risk are the Houses of Parliament?

Guy Fawkes, the Great Fire, V for Vendetta: the image of the Houses of Parliament on fire – or Palace of Westminster, if you prefer – is an evocative one. James Beale, Operations manager, Invicta Fire Protection, spoke to IFSEC Global about the potential damage a fire could cause. Read More

5 indicators that you are at risk of asbestos poisoning at work

With recent HSE statistics prompting The Guardian to state that Britain’s death toll from asbestos is at ‘crisis level’, it’s now more important than ever to recognise the risks of asbestos poisoning in the workplace. Read More

Multiple safety failings on site leads to fine

A construction company has been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Read More

Asbestos disturbed in restaurant

A restaurant owner has been fined after asbestos was disturbed during the conversion of rooms above the restaurant into flats in Essex. Read More

Businesses targeted in new HSE dust inspections

Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the HSE. Read More

Construction company and director in court for unsafe asbestos removal

A construction company and its director have been fined after failing to ensure the safe removal of asbestos during demolition work. Read More

e-learning course launched to beat construction-related occupational cancers

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new e-learning course, ‘Occupational Cancers’, aimed at the construction industry. Read More

NHS Trust failed to control ‘lethal’ asbestos exposure risk

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Read More

Fine after ‘careless removal’ of asbestos

A building contractor has been fined after the uncontrolled removal of asbestos during a garage conversion. Read More



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