The dangers of asbestos have been highlighted by our previous articles numerous times, but it’s worth highlighting the possible dangers posed in schools by poor or ineffective asbestos management. Here you can find everything you need to know, from legalities to case studies. Continue reading →Posted in IES Group | Read More
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be found in fabrics, products, walls, roofing and floors and is believed to cause fatal illnesses if prolonged inhalation takes place. Asbestos is banned, however people can still come into contact with it, putting their health in danger. Continue reading →Posted in Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Surveying, IES Group | Read More
Over the past few years, asbestos has been featured in local and national news more or less regularly. One of the latest news stories related to this subject has a rather alarming tone, as it involves the presence of this harmful (and sometimes lethal) substance in several university bedrooms across the United Kingdom.
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According to the Trades Union Congress, asbestos is main cause of workplace-related deaths in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, individual homeowners can also be affected by asbestos, as it is believed that there are up to 6 million tonnes of this material in buildings around the country.
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently proposed a revised Approved Code of Practice with regards to working with asbestos. Comments and responses have been invited by the HSE, with a deadline of September 30th, 2013 for those comments and responses to be received.IES Group | Read More
Whether in a small retail unit or a large school or office, if the building was built or refurbished before the year 2000 then you should assume that some asbestos is present. And as the premises are non-domestic, it is the legal duty of the building owner or manager to ensure that any asbestos present is managed effectively. Continue reading →Posted in IES Group | Read More
Asbestos has been used in the construction of buildings right up to the year 2000. Recent figures suggest there are around 500,000 buildings in the UK that contain asbestos. It was most extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950’s through to the mid 1980’s. Continue reading →Posted in Asbestos Surveying | Read More
A lot of companies are wondering why they need an Asbestos survey and how this will benefit them. Let’s start with the fact that from November 2006, new Control of Asbestos Regulations came into force which placed a specific legal responsibility for building owners and managers to ensure that workers are not exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres. Continue reading →Posted in IES Group | Read More