Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Asbestos: a brief history Asbestos is a material that was widely used in many buildings such as schools and homes from the 1930s up to 1999 in the UK. Comprised of readily available minerals, it was hailed as something of a wonder material due to its versatility and fire retardancy. Unfortunately, the danger from [...]

By |2020-09-14T11:25:48+00:00September 14th, 2020|Asbestos|0 Comments

When to use a Licensed Contractor for Testing Asbestos in your Home

Asbestos is very dangerous to be in contact with. Since it was banned completely in the UK in 1999 it is no longer an issue within any new build homes or structures, but within a huge number of homes that were built prior to that date, asbestos is still a very real and present danger. [...]

By |2020-01-13T11:36:16+00:00January 13th, 2020|Asbestos|0 Comments

Is an Asbestos Survey Required when Buying a House?

When you are buying a home one of the questions that might come up is whether or not you should have an asbestos survey. We would advise that this is always a good idea, especially if you are buying a house that was built prior to the asbestos ban in 1999.   You should know [...]

By |2020-01-13T11:34:07+00:00January 13th, 2020|Asbestos|0 Comments

Assessing Fire Safety at Commercial Properties

If you own commercial properties or you are the person responsible for the day-to-day management of a building with commercial interests, one of the most important aspects of your responsibilities is to understand fire safety. Fire risk assessments are an integral part of managing any building, ensuring that all fire regulations are stuck to, alongside [...]

By |2019-11-19T13:33:16+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos, Asbestos Services|0 Comments

Secondary Exposure to Asbestos a Risk for Many

If you are living with, or lived with people who have worked within industries where asbestos was known to have been present there is a chance that you too could have been exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres through secondary exposure. For many people working within construction, engineering, shipbuilding, and other such industries they were exposed [...]

By |2019-11-19T13:15:27+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos|0 Comments

20 Years of Banned Asbestos

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Asbestos has been the cause of one of the worst occupational epidemics that the UK has ever known, and still to this day we see numbers of around 4,500 relating to deaths linked to asbestos. This figure is astounding and comes at a time when asbestos has been banned completely [...]

By |2019-11-19T12:58:44+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos|0 Comments

Aberdeen Sheltered Housing Asbestos Worries

A sheltered housing project in Aberdeen is at the centre of an asbestos worry as the housing manager fears that residents, staff, and visitors have been put at risk to repeated exposure to asbestos.   Emma Davis told BBC Scotland News that she felt the need to speak out about dangers after a repair job [...]

By |2019-11-19T12:45:43+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|0 Comments