Monthly Archives: June 2015

Asbestos to be Removed from Buckingham Palace

The problem of asbestos exposure has reached Buckingham Palace, with a requirement for Her Majesty to vacate the premises for several months whilst refurbishment work takes place. This work includes the removal of asbestos, which if disturbed causes life-threatening disease and aggressive cancers such as Mesothelioma. The latest work at the palace, estimated to be […]

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Scotland sees the largest asbestos removal operation in Europe

The removal of asbestos should only be carried out by contractors who are trained and licensed by the Health and Safety Executive, due to the serious risks posed to health. For tradespeople and other workers who might come across asbestos during a working day, awareness training covers the dangers of disturbing asbestos, and why it […]

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House of Commons Hit by Asbestos Scare

Asbestos is a carcinogen known to cause aggressive diseases including Mesothelioma and Asbestosis. Illness can lie dormant for several decades following exposure, however, as has been the case for many workers in the shipbuilding and construction industries during the 1960s and 1970s, when asbestos was so widely used. Only in 1999 was its use banned […]

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Asbestos risk to Metropolitan Police firearms officers

With more than 125 million workers around the world at risk of exposure to asbestos the easy availability of asbestos awareness courses has never been more important. According to the World Health Organisation, 107,000 deaths each year can be attributed to workplace asbestos-related disease. Online courses that take only 90 minutes to complete have the […]

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HSE Asbestos Awareness for the Construction Industry and Small Businesses

The Health and Safety Executive is the body responsible for worker health and safety in the UK. As such, they ensure that employers fulfil their legal obligation to provide certain training courses for their workers. HSE Asbestos Awareness training – what does it involve? These courses can be taken online or within a classroom environment, […]

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