Category Archives: Asbestos awareness training

The human price of asbestos in the UK

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Industrial workers have been plagued by many work-related illnesses and injuries for centuries. Asbestos is the root of many present-day respiratory diseases caused by its the widespread use in the 20th century. British industrial workers are most at risk for contracting these conditions,  often decades after exposure to asbestos fibres. Most notable of these conditions […]

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12 asbestos myths: DEBUNKED

Nearly everyone has heard something about the dangers of asbestos, but we at Bainbridge e-Learning often hear a variety of misinformation surrounding this very hazardous material. We’ve compiled a list of 12 most common asbestos rumours in order to set the record straight, once and for all. Myth #1: Asbestos is safe in small doses […]

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Types of asbestos in schools

Asbestos in schools has been the topic of longstanding debate between campaigners who want it removed completely, and others including government ministers, who insist it is safe to be left if intact. Unfortunately for tradespeople and school maintenance workers, it is unlikely that schools built prior to the asbestos ban of 1999 will be free […]

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Asbestos friability: What does it mean?

“Easily crumbled or reduced to powder” From the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) definition of friability, it’s easy to see why the condition of asbestos-containing materials is one of the most important issues when assessing their risk. The most dangerous are characterised by high friability levels. These include sprayed asbestos coatings and loose-fill insulation, but […]

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Additional training to help doctors diagnose asbestos-related diseases

It can be particularly challenging for the medical profession when it comes to diagnosing asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma. Unfortunately, due to the characteristic long latency period, many patients only visit their GP once the illness is at an advanced stage. This can result in a referral that’s too late to significantly alter the course […]

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