Category Archives: Asbestos awareness training

HMRC causing delays for asbestos compensation claims

Outdated technology is being blamed by HM Revenue and Customs for long delays in obtaining records for employment-related asbestos compensation claims. Although claims by surviving mesothelioma victims have now been guaranteed a 10-day turnaround time, the average wait for sufferers of other asbestos-related disease is around 383 days. Awareness of the danger of asbestos at […]

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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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Poor asbestos awareness led to fine for heating engineer

It’s not just commercial properties that present an ongoing danger from asbestos. Any residential home built after 1999 could contain the substance, posing a potential health risk to tradespeople and homeowners alike. The dangerous presence of asbestos in our buildings was highlighted recently when a self-employed heating engineer was taken to court by the Health […]

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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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