Category Archives: Asbestos news

Should Local Authorities Promote Asbestos Awareness Training?

It is important for local authorities to understand the likelihood of asbestos being present in the buildings they control, for the sake not only of their employees, but also members of the public. Should local authority bosses undergo asbestos awareness training themselves, or at the very least make sure their workers know and understand the […]

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Asbestos Awareness Training Vital for Tradespeople Working in Schools

The BBC has highlighted the need for asbestos awareness training for tradespeople working in schools. Disturbing asbestos fibres and dust will directly endanger the health of anyone coming into contact with it, and worrying figures seen by the BBC suggest that almost nine out of ten schools in the UK contain asbestos somewhere within their […]

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Asbestos Awareness Brought to the Public Attention

It’s not just tradespeople and contractors who should be aware of asbestos, members of the public also need to be informed about where asbestos may be hiding in their homes. With this in mind, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team have organised an interactive programme currently being displayed on a huge screen in Chesterfield. Their aim […]

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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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