Category Archives: About asbestos

Asbestos awareness – what to do in an asbestos emergency

For tradespeople working on older buildings, whether it’s a one-off job or a long-term renovation project, it’s crucial to know what to do if asbestos dust and fibres are inadvertently released. When considering the potential dangers of breathing in asbestos, awareness training is all about avoiding the substance, protecting yourself and those around you by […]

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UKATA launch new ‘About Asbestos’ page

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has recently launched a new page on their website with information about asbestos – what it looks like, where it might be found and how you should deal with it. Here are some of the most important points to consider if you are an employed or self-employed tradesperson, and […]

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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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World Health Organisation highlights dangers of asbestos at its regional summit

The news that one in three Europeans may be at risk of exposure to asbestos, has further highlighted the need for asbestos awareness training courses for workers in the UK and abroad. The European regional office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) held a three-day summit at Haifa in northern Israel last week. On the […]

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