Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why Employers Need to Take Asbestos Awareness Training Seriously

Employers are under a legal obligation to make sure their staff undergo Asbestos Awareness training if they could come into contact with asbestos whilst working. The consequences of avoiding this duty of care are severe, as has been experienced recently by a construction company in Suffolk. Prosecution for breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations According […]

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Changes to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

The government scheme designed to help mesothelioma sufferers and their families is undergoing a radical change as far as payouts are concerned. Sufferers of this devastating disease, caused by exposure to asbestos, will be entitled to claim compensation to the extent of 100% of the average civil claim. Previously limited to 80%, this significant increase […]

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HSE Asbestos Awareness: Training Providers

If you are familiar with the HSE Asbestos Awareness requirements but unsure where to look for a training provider, a good place to start is with an approved association. HSE Asbestos Awareness guidelines state that training providers should have, “adequate practical experience in the asbestos sector and a theoretical knowledge of all relevant aspects of […]

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