asbestos


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

€100,000 fine handed down following asbestos exposure

A fine of €100,000 has been imposed on McAleer and Rushe Contracts UK Ltd, a UK-registered construction company, following an earlier guilty plea to a charge under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006 and 2010. Read More

Top 5 most-read in February 2020

The most read fines and prosecution articles in February 2020 includes a £733,333.33 fine for supermarket giant, Tesco after a pensioner slips on wet floor, a golf-course crash and a car bodywork sprayer developing occupational asthma. Read More

Company and director fined after failing to manage Asbestos safely

Ace Recycling Limited and its sole director have been fined a total of £28,000 for health and safety breaches, including failing to ensure a suitable and sufficient assessment was completed to identify the presence of asbestos at a former factory site at Shaerf Drive, Lurgan. Read More

Suspended sentence for asbestos offences

An employer has been sentenced for failing to reduce exposure and spread of asbestos when demolishing a large pig shed. Read More

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



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