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Asbestos Closes an Inverness School

Asbestos Closes an Inverness School The BBC is reporting asbestos closes an inverness school.  It is a timely reminder that the amount of asbestos in school portfolio is still a massive concern. Public health when is comes to asbestos is vital, as the time that exposure and then symptoms manifest is huge. It has long…
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HSE Dust Blitz Campaign

HSE Dust Blitz Campaign October see the start of the HSE Dust Blitz Campaign, aimed at preventing construction industry deaths caused by dust. The HSE Dust Blitz Campaign is aimed at educating construction site workers in identifying and mitigating the hazards associated with common types of dust found in the demolition and construction of buildings. The…
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Asbestos Survey West Midlands

Asbestos Survey West Midlands For asbestos survey west midlands, Safeline Environmental believes that to properly manage asbestos in your building correctly; you need to know you have it. The first of the key stages to managing asbestos effectively and legally is to identify the type, condition, location and extent of asbestos containing materials. Safeline have…
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Commercial Asbestos Removal

Safeline’s Commercial asbestos removal  teams have been hugely busy recently , with the completion of 7 projects in recent weeks. We are fully licensed asbestos contractors with many Accreditations. We can provide the complete solution offering clients the complete piece of mind for Commercial Asbestos Removal. We can accommodate asbestos projects ranging in size from…
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Residential Asbestos Removal Birmingham

Safeline Environmental is the number one residential asbestos removal Birmingham and west midlands based contractor. Fact. We complete over 500 residential asbestos removal in Birmingham and the great west midlands area in 2017 alone! Our residential asbestos removal Birmingham team were so busy last year that we ended up pulling some of our southern and…
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Walsall asbestos removal

Our recent Walsall asbestos removal job was one of our more interesting ones, we started to quote for the encapsulation of the walls surrounding the old boiler. A pre world war two structure that was going to be repurposed during the modernisation of the building. The original brief was for an inspection and covering (encapsulation)…
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Stourbridge Asbestos Removal

One of our latest jobs was just down the road from the Safeline HQ, the asbestos removal Stourbridge job was a factory survey job. The survey was required as the factory was being repurposed and had previously been heated using an old boiler. The lines of the ducting need to be checked and clarified on…
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Asbestos Decontamination West Midlands

For Asbestos decontamination west midlands look no further than Safeline Environmental. Safeline are the premier west midlands based national asbestos removal company with the experience and company structure to complete the largest of scale projects to an individual home consultation of asbestos decontamination west midlands. Most people assume that asbestos decontamination is solely for buildings,…
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Asbestos removal Castle Bromwich

Asbestos removal Castle Bromwich For asbestos removal castle bromwich, Birmingham, there is no better contractors than Safeline Environmental. With over 15 years of experience, Safeline Environmental , has completed thousands of asbestos removal, asbestos surveying and consultation projects. Working with contractors, building owners and even advising DIY-ers, Safeline has the depth of experience and understanding of…
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Smethwick Asbestos Removal

Smethwick Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental recently undertook an Smethwick Asbestos Removal Project,  this project was a domestic job, for a homeowner whom was remodelling their home. The property was a 1920’s built home, which had had many updates over the years, most of them it seems from before the installation of asbestos was legislated against…
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Nanotechnologies health risks similar to asbestos?

Nanotechnologies health risks similar to asbestos? A recent report suggests that some of the modern building materials containing nanotechnologies pose health risks. The report suggests that the nanotechnologies health risks similar to asbestos exposure. This suggests this could be a timebomb for future contractors or demolition workers. Loughborough University have issued the following report; “Nanotechnologies…
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Asbestos contractors fined

Asbestos contractors fined The HSE has reported that it has taken a case to court and two asbestos contractors fined as a result of this litigation. As you read, it becomes apparent that you should select a company with the scale and skill to complete its own surveys and that those contractors should have the…
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Claire’s Asbestos Recall

Claire’s Asbestos Recall It has been reported today (via twitter and the international news outlets) about accessory  store Claire’s Asbestos Recall. In this recall, the UK is affected by some of the products, and as such if you have shopped at Claire’s you should read the link here to the statement from Claire’s. Below is…
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Large Scale Asbestos Removal

Large Scale Asbestos Removal When is comes to large scale asbestos removal, Safeline are one of the most competent contractors in the business. From our Midlands base, our national and sometimes international reach for all scales of projects is second to none. Many of our larger scale projects involve months of pre planning and liaising…
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Motherwell Asbestos infringement

Motherwell Asbestos Infringement A contractor has been fined for exposing its employees to asbestos during work at Anderson Tower in a Motherwell asbestos infringement. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that during the Motherwell Asbestos Infringement, four electricians employed by IQA Operations Group Ltd had been drilling through door transom panels to fit electric cables into each…
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Oldbury Asbestos Removal

Oldbury Asbestos Removal Safeline’s Oldbury Asbestos Removal project was born out of an enquiry we received from a homeowner… They had bought a home in Oldbury which was built pre 1980. Lots of us live or have lived in Pre 1980’s homes and it makes great sense to get your new home checked in you…
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Handsworth Asbestos Removal

Handsworth Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental is the number one Handsworth Asbestos Removal service in the handsworth and greater Birmingham area. Our service includes removal, disposal and encapsulation of asbestos in Handsworth, Birmingham. Asbestos was used widely in the 20th century for flooring, roofing, and insulation in most offices and residential homes. However, with time, people…
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Little Aston Asbestos Removal

Little Aston Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental is proud of its midland roots, and we wanted to share with you our recent Little Aston Asbestos Removal job that we completed near Birmingham. Birmingham is the city of 1000 trades, the industrial heartland of the United kingdom and  because of this,  the housing stock around and about…
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Sutton Asbestos Removal

Sutton Asbestos Removal The majority of the work Safeline Environmental does is Commercial project consultancy and then removal of asbestos as in the case of the Sutton asbestos removal contract we have recently completed. The removal as in a lot of our contracts, required several different methods to be employed in the “making safe” of…
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Aston Asbestos Removal

Aston Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental is proud of its midland roots, and we wanted to share with you our recent Aston Asbestos Removal job that we completed in Birmingham. Birmingham is the city of 1000 trades, the industrial heartland of the United kingdom and  because of this,  the building stock is predominantly built before the…
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Asbestos Contractor Fined

Asbestos Contractor Fined Below is a report of another Asbestos Contractor fined for poor management of asbestos removal. The report is an extract from the HSE website; “A Wigan building contractor has appeared in court after exposing a homeowner and her family to asbestos while carrying out a garage conversion. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that…
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Places to find Asbestos

Places to find Asbestos Worried about asbestos in your home and the common places to find Asbestos? Below we have listed some of the places to find asbestos typically in buildings in the UK. Asbestos is often found in properties built or modernised before the year 2000. Previously to 2000, asbestos was commonly used as…
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Dudley Asbestos Survey

Dudley Asbestos Survey We at Safeline Environmental carry out all types and sizes of surveys, a recent Dudley Asbestos Survey was completed by Safeline to a domestic property, a lovely old couple that were having an update to their home before they retired. On site, the survey highlighted small amounts of asbestos in the home,…
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National Asbestos Helpline

National Asbestos Helpline Safeline Environmental,  as well as being a professional asbestos removal company, they are also customer service driven, with this customer service we are keen to promote The National Asbestos Helpline and its website. The National Asbestos Helpline is a fantastic resource for any member of the general public who may be concern…
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Hospital Asbestos Safety

Hospital Asbestos Safety The BBC recently reported that there are concerns around Hospital Asbestos Safety in London. The concern is that the buildings we use to treat our sick and injured may in fact be exposing them to the dangers of asbestos dust. Here is an extract from the BBC’s article; “The number of people…
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School Asbestos Safety?

School Asbestos Safety I was reading a recent piece in the Guardian,  with reference to school Asbestos Safety. Politics aside, the article was very well written. Here is a small extract from the Article by  Lola Okolosie; “Mesothelioma, a disease usually linked to asbestos, is typically diagnosed 40-60 years after initial exposure. The Health and…
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Latest Asbestos News

Latest Asbestos News Need the Latest Asbestos news? Safeline Environmentals news brings you the latest asbestos news and updates from the United Kingdom! The latest asbestos news comes in the terms of a contractor prosecution, HSE will investigate and take the appropriate action on any contractor or sub contractor that fails in their duty of…
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Feedback for Safeline

Feedback For Safeline Safeline Environmental recently completed a refurbishment for a care home in Kent, we are please to have received this feedback for Safeline Environmental. It is always pleasing to received great feedback for Safeline and the teams that deliver Safeline’s work, and customer brand. The latest good news comes from a project we…
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Worcestershire Asbestos Specialist

Worcestershire Asbestos Specialist Safeline Environmental are the premier worcestershire asbestos specialist, based in Hartlebury near kidderminster. We have been advising and removing asbestos in the Worcestershire area for over 15 years. All of our teams are extensively trained to the highest standards. As the Worcestershire asbestos specialist, Safeline can offer our clients a first rate…
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Asbestos Survey Requirements for building owners

Asbestos Survey Requirements for building owners Reading in the trade news this week that a company had been fined for not completing or adhering to a Asbestos Survey requirements. The HSE is quite specific about the “Duty” here is an extract of the requirements; “The duty to manage asbestos is directed at those who manage…
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Coventry Asbestos Removal

Coventry Asbestos Removal Like most midland cities, Coventry had a huge amount of rebuilding in the 20th Century, this has meant that Coventry Asbestos Removal is higher than the average. In a 2014 survey reported that over half of the schools in Coventry still had Asbestos in place. The following was first printed in the…
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West Bromwich Asbestos Removal

West Bromwich Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental is a truly national company, we are also the local asbestos removal company too. The west Bromwich asbestos removal contract proves this! On the west Bromwich asbestos removal, we were initially only asked to double check the findings that a competitor had produced for a prospective customer. Even after…
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Buckinghamshire Asbestos Fly tipper Fined

Buckinghamshire Asbestos Fly tipper Fined A Buckinghamshire Asbestos Fly tipper fined over £10000 in fines, costs and clean up for fly tipping asbestos and green waste, not once, but twice in Fulmer emergency vehicle ramp near the M40 motorway. The offence took place in July of 2016, a little over 11 months later the defendant…
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Newcastle Asbestos Removal

Newcastle Asbestos Removal Safeline were recently up north on completing our Newcastle asbestos removal assessment, and whilst completing this we came across lots of asbestos, but also because of the nature of the site and the nature of the removal survey, lots of lost artifacts! In the Asbestos removal business, and because of the nature…
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Great Asbestos Employers

Great Asbestos Employers At Safeline Environmental, we pride ourselves on being great asbestos employers, with many of our teams being with us for many many years. So, it is with much pleasure that we can announce that we have one of our former team members returning back to the Safeline Environmental Family – Welcome back…
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Solihull Asbestos Removal

Solihull Asbestos Removal Solihull Asbestos removal by Safeline Environmental Ltd. Safeline Environmental completed a Solihull Asbestos Removal job recently, this job was a bit of a rescue job, as the project had been started by the property owner, who by his own admission, possibly didn’t really understand the implications of the work at hand. Safeline…
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Asbestos Removal Cheltenham

Asbestos Removal in Cheltenham Safeline recently was tasked by a home owner with asbestos removal in Cheltenham. Now the town has  a wonderful array of architecture ranging from the beautiful Georgian style all the way through to the modern buildings that have added to the lives of the people of Cheltenham. The problem here is…
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Telford Asbestos Removal

Telford Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental recently completed a Telford asbestos removal project for national electrical online retailer at their product recycling facility. This is part of a large ongoing project. The Telford asbestos removal project involved a full removal of the Asbestos Concrete materials (ACM’s) from their boiler room, we did toy with an encapsulation…
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Wolverhampton Asbestos Removal

Wolverhampton Asbestos removal As most of our avid readership will know, Safeline Environmental is a truly national company and recently we were asked to complete a major wolverhampton asbestos removal project on an old factory that is being converted into apartments. As major projects go this one was a fairly simple affair, as the factory…
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Remedial Asbestos Works

Remedial Asbestos Works Safeline has been called in to complete remedial asbestos works for a new client after they had another HSE recognised asbestos contractor in to complete the initial job. The HSE has launched an investigation into the initial job, after the previous contractor left Asbestos insulation board debris throughout the client’s site. This…
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Bristol Asbestos Survey

Bristol Asbestos Survey Hello Safeline News Readers, we recently completed a huge Bristol Asbestos Survey project at a very posh school. The survey resulted in a huge removal project to ensure the dormitories and classrooms where made safe for the students. The School has a long history on the site and over the years different…
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Factory Asbestos Removal

Factory Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental, the west midlands based national asbestos removal specialists, recently completed a factory asbestos removal project in Birmingham. Our clients, a very famous aviation parts manufacturer based in Birmingham, required us to make safe their entire factory roof. They had had several quotes from both asbestos specialists and building contractors for…
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Asbestos Removal Experts

Asbestos Removal Experts The Safeline Environmental aim is to be the go to UK’s asbestos removal experts. This aim has been at the center of  the company since its inception. From the standards of our customer service through the equipment we use and the quality of work the desire to be the preferred asbestos removal…
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Talcum Powder and Asbestos

Talcum Powder and Asbestos Most people would be unaware that talcum powder and asbestos have a long history as talc used to be made from a form asbestos. Read this piece from the www.mesothelioma.com blog: “The problem is that some talc is contaminated with a form of amphibole asbestos known as tremolite. This type of…
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Professional Asbestos Removal

Professional Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental is very proud to have some of the most Professional Asbestos Removal Standards in the business. Recently we attended a site set up by a rival company after the client became alarmed that the contracted they had originally selected to fulfill the contract had come up short in the standards…
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Walsall Asbestos Removal

Walsall Asbestos Removal Safeline has a national reach when it comes to asbestos removal, but core of our mission is based in the west midlands and the walsall asbestos removal is yet another further example of this removal. During the walsall asbestos removal job we had to ensure that the factory was still able to…
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Council Fined for Asbestos Ignorance

Council Fined for Asbestos Ignorance On March 10th 2017, Stirling Council fined for asbestos ignorance! Stirling council ignored warnings of asbestos dangers in the basement of its head quarters for over nine years!  In Safeline’s experience Local Councils are usually the most diligent when it comes to identification and dealing with asbestos in their property…
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Government Report on School Asbestos

Government Report on School Asbestos In February Safeline wrote a blog piece on the School asbestos worries, since we wrote that news there has been a new Government Report on School Asbestos.  Published on the 27/02/17 the report by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), found that around 20 per cent of schools were were “not fully…
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Asbestos Compensation

Asbestos Compensation In March of 2017, The Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss changed the way in which asbestos compensation is to calculated when she lowered the compensation discount rate. When the amount a person receives from a compensation payment is calculated, it is adjusted according to the interest they can expect to earn by investing the…
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Asbestos Licensing

Asbestos Licensing Not all Asbestos companies hold the same level of asbestos licensing. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has an extensive and exhaustive process that all Asbestos removal companies are required to adhere too before the HSE is determine the level of asbestos licensing that they grant to the individual applicants. The HSE (Health and…
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Asbestos in Playground

(Photo: UGC TNW) Asbestos in Playground In the news this week was a report that a north wales man found asbestos in playground that his children were regularly using! The Daily Mirror reported on 5th April that ; “The man who found the asbestos, Tim Watson, said: “I was just passing through the playground last…
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Asbestos Removal Tax Breaks

Asbestos Removal Tax Breaks Morning everyone, did you know that if you own a building that has ACM’s(asbestos containing materials) built into it prior to your ownership and you are a company then you could be entitled to asbestos Removal tax breaks? The cost and time delays related to the process of asbestos removal can…
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Dudley Asbestos Survey

Dudley Asbestos Survey We at Safeline Environmental carry out all types and sizes of surveys, a recent Dudley Asbestos Survey was completed by Safeline to a domestic property, a lovely old couple that were having an update to their home before they retired. On site, the survey highlighted small amounts of asbestos in the home,…
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Midland Asbestos Company Fined

Midland Asbestos Company Fined The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) regularly publishes  cases, proceedings and prosecutions on its website, and we were dismayed to discover a Midland Asbestos Company had been fined, we just want to reassure our readers, clients and customers, and our construction partners that the company was not SAFELINE ENVIRONMENTAL. The Midland…
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Wolverhampton Asbestos Survey

Wolverhampton Asbestos Survey Hey avid Safeline Environmental news readers, today we are discussing a Wolverhampton asbestos survey we recently completed. The client who contacted us had previously had an asbestos survey which had been completed, (how can we put this???) to a lessor standard than Safeline would have completed a survey. The Wolverhampton asbestos Survey…
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Asbestosis Treatment

Asbestosis Treatment Currently Asbestosis is an irreversible lung condition caused by small fibres, however, Asbestos treatment does exist to slow its progression and help patients with the disease live longer after initially diagnosed. The two most common treatments, medication and breathing treatments are a combination treatment that eases the symptoms, later in the condition surgery…
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Asbestos in the Environment

Asbestos in The Environment Todays blog is all about Asbestos in the Environment! As most of you will know Asbestos is a natural fibre that has been used by humanity for over 7500 years, mainly because asbestos has fantastic fire retardant qualities. Recently, we have read several  articles in the news relating to worries about…
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Safeline Environmental Feedback

Safeline Environmental Feedback Morning Safeline news Readers, we are so please to have received more great safeline environmental feedback about our customer focus from one of our contractor clients. We often complete works for a company call MA assist, whom are involved in domestic insurance repairs, and they received some feedback yesterday on one of…
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Stourbridge Asbestos Removal

Stourbridge Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental can cater for a huge scale of works, from the largest commercial units to the smallests domestic jobs similarly to  the stourbridge asbestos removal  and survey works we recently completed. The Stourbridge asbestos removal job was for a domestic house renovation, and we were called in initially for the survey…
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Kidderminster Asbestos Removal

Kidderminster Asbestos Removal Do you live in or around Kidderminster? Safeline Environmental is the premier Kidderminster asbestos removal company, with over ten years of asbesto removal nation wide. Safeline is a local asbestos removal company, based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. We are proud to be one of Kidderminsters premier employers who pride themselves on employing local…
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Worcestershire Schools Business Fair

Worcestershire Schools Business Fair Safeline Environmental is proud to be attending the Worcestershire Schools Business Fair today with a our stall. The team will be there to promote awareness in asbestos to Worcestershire schools business managers. So if you are around today at the business fair why not drop in and say “hi” to Matt…
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Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Surveys Most people are unaware of the type asbestos surveys that are required or the the standards and limitations of each of the types of survey has.  Asbestos surveys (HSG 264) are split in to two basic types of survey:  HSG 264 Asbestos Management Surveys. A management survey is a standard asbesto survey,  the…
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Asbestos Advice for Contractors

Asbestos Advice for Contractors The biggest group of asbestos related disease victims from the the historic data are usually people working in general industry, this is still the case so asbestos advice for contractors is vital for that group of potential victims. At Safeline Environmental the majority of our work comes from contractors, usually a…
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Asbestos School News

Asbestos in Schools The Government issues new safety warnings as study finds asbestos in schools, 83% of schools contain asbestos with 19 per cent failing to safely manage the risk – As a Family man with kids I find this alarming, as an asbestos professional utterly unacceptable. Around one in five schools across England, according…
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Birmingham Asbestos Removal

Birmingham Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental has been providing Birmingham asbestos removal services  for over ten years now. We have a dedicated team of professional asbestos professionals, who are trained, skilled and experienced in all aspects of removing the hundreds of asbestos products from buildings up and down the United Kingdom. Birmingham asbestos removal is a…
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Managing Asbestos in Buildings

Managing Asbestos in Buildings One of the main questions we get asked by our customers is how and who should be managing asbestos in buildings? This is quite a broad question to answer, as asbestos was used extensively in most types of building for many years, both Business and Domestic. Since 2012, the Control of…
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Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos Awareness Training Regular readers of the Safeline Environmental Blog will be aware of CAR 2012 or the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to give them their full title, in those regulations there is a provision to ensure that relevant persons are given asbestos awareness training. Whilst we are based in the West midlands, Safeline…
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What are the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012? I am often asked by clients and customer What are the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012? The next Question is What do they Mean to Me? The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) is an add on piece of legislation that came into effect in 2012 which brought the…
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Birmingham Asbestos Encapsulation

Birmingham Asbestos Encapsulation Do you need a Birmingham Asbestos Encapsulation service or contractor? Safeline Environmental is the number one local national asbestos specialist who can remove, manage or encapsulate your asbestos problem. In Birmingham Asbestos Encapsulation should be done by HSE registered Asbestos Contractors ideally, as there are very specific rules and regulations pertaining to…
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Asbestos Removal Licenced or unLicenced

Asbestos Removal Licenced or UnLicenced Asbestos removal licenced or unlicenced, that is the question. Im fairy sure that the bard was unaware of asbestos when he wrote that line that I have butchered in a literary sense. However, in an asbestos removal perspective it is a very valid question for anyone undergoing a renovation or…
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west midlands Asbestos Disposal

West Midlands Asbestos Disposal   Have you completed a home improvement job in the west midlands, West Midlands Asbestos disposal can be quite a challenge, as you have to ensure that this hazardous material is firstly transported correctly and secondly ensure is is disposed of in a safe and importantly, legal manner. There is no…
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Worcestershire Asbestos Removal

 Worcestershire Asbestos Removal Safeline Environmental are a worcestershire asbestos removal company, who service the whole of the united kingdom. In fact, we recently were asked to quote for a job in one of the overseas colonies for the government. Ten years of removing, testing and advising on asbestos has seen us grow from our humble…
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Asbestos Testing Service West Midlands

Asbestos Testing West Midlands The process for asbestos identification is always started by the customer being worried about a suspected asbestos product having been used in their home or place of business, if this is the reason your are reading our post then we recommend you get some asbestos testing arranged. Safeline Environmental are a…
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Asbestos Occupational Exposure Risk

Asbestos Occupational Exposure Below we have listed some of the most prevalent jobs with higher than average Asbestos Occupational Exposure risk. As i’m sure you all know the use of asbestos has been extensive since the 8 century, but peaked between the late 1940’s until the end of the turn of the century. Asbestos Occupational…
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The Dangers of Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Secondary Asbestos Exposure We recently did a piece on the dangers of asbestos exposure and we include the possibility of being exposed through doing the laundry of an exposed asbestos worker, or secondary asbestos exposure. Yesterday this was highlighted in the national press with the case of  Jill Moore, a retired chief. It is a…
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Asbestos Fly Tipping

The Dangers of Asbestos Fly Tipping Asbestos use in the building trade was wide spread, with a multitude of products and materials being developed and installed to help britons with everyday life convenience. From the early fifties until its complete ban in 1999, asbestos was a go to solution for many building challenges. This has…
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The History Of Asbestos Through the Ages

Asbestos History People often associate asbestos as a modern invention, the truth of asbestos history is far, far more ancient. Asbestos is a natural fibre and is located all of the the world on every continent. It is believed that the first recorded use of asbestos is 7500 years ago, with it being used in…
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Asbestos : The Main Four Diseases

Asbestos Diseases Most people today still don’t realise the dangers of asbestos, nor do they realise what the effects of exposure to asbestos can actually do to them. There are many asbestos diseases , but they main four are listed below: Mesothelioma – A type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. Lung Cancer…
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Asbestos at Home

Asbestos at Home Asbestos at Home? If you find asbestos in you home you should take the following advice; Leave the suspected Asbestos well alone, especially if its been drilled or disturbed. DO NOT penetrate or adhere any thing to the suspected Asbestos surface. DO NOT use any Abrasive products nor sandpaper on the suspected…
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Products with Asbestos

Products with Asbestos Can you identify  products with asbestos in your home? Most people would pick out most of the obvious, eve boards, heating insulation etc… However, it is estimated that only 20% of the population would correctly identify 100% of asbestos products used on the 50 or so years that it was used as…
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The Main Types of Abestos

Asbestos; Common Types in the UK   Asbestos is not one material per sa, the term Asbestos is coined for a group on materials all derived from silicate material with naturally occurring long fibres. These fibres have several properties which made them desirable as a building material in the 1950’s, the main ones being there…
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Asbestos In Schools

Asbestos in Schools Are you a concerned parent? Worried about the environment that your child is being educated in. Then you are not alone. There is a growing movement of concerned parents whom are also beginning to worry about the action being taken to ensure that there is no asbestos in the school building in…
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Asbestos Gallery – What to look for

The HSE Asbestos gallery   As the old saying goes, “seeing is believing”, and we at Safeline Environmental want to ensure that we promote the education of home and business owner in the dangers of Asbestos. Most of our customers say to us that they are unsure where to look, and more importantly, what to…
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Find Us on Facebook

Safeline Environmental on Facebook Want to find out the latest new from safeline? Find Safeline Environmental on facebook for the latest news and exciting developments. Most of our guys will post on our company Facebook page, especially local events or unusual examples of Asbestos us. We get lots of feedback following the pictures we post…
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HSE Fines for Asbestos Exposures

The legal Ramifications of Asbestos Exposure Most of our customers are surprised to learn about the action that the Health and Safety Executive take when an exposure to Asbestos is reported to them. Asbestos can have life threatening effects to health even years after exposure, and as such, the HSE take the most stringent of…
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Feedback For Safeline (Nick and Ben)

Feedback for Safeline Environmental At Safeline Environmental we value the work our asbestos teams do and how they interact with our customers. With this in mind, we recently received some fantastic feedback for safeline from one of our customers concerning one of our onsite removal expert teams (Nick and Ben) that we would love to…
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The Lasting Effects of Asbestos Dust in the Atmosphere is Highlighted by the 9/11 Disaster

It’s now 15 years since 9/11, and yet it seems the legacy of the destruction of the World Trade Centre collapse will continue for years to come. As the world prepares to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) says the horrors of that day are not…
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Asbestos Removal and How to Handle It Safely

It’s important that asbestos is removed safely. The HSE website contains a lot of great information on how to handle it, what to do when it’s found and who you should contact, but we’ve summarised it in this handy infographic.
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An Asbestos Management Plan – When you Might Need One

You might need an asbestos management plan. Here’s why and how to go about creating it. If you’re reading this from the USA, you’ll need to check out the relevant ahera regulations, this document deals exclusively with the UK requirements from the HSE. Asbestos has been around for a very long time, and given that its widespread…
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Asbestos Removal Best Practices – Why Caution is the Best Policy

Asbestos is a category 1 carcinogenic material that is currently the greatest cause of workplace related death due to diseases related to the lung. As there is the potential for serious harm when the material is found in the course of building work, a number of legal requirements are required to be followed by contractors…
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Professional Asbestos Management is Essential, Here’s Why

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral found in an array of building materials. Problems with asbestos arise when such materials are disturbed or damaged and no asbestos management plan is in place, for example during building or refurbishing work, as the fibres in these products inevitably become released into the air. The fibres then embed…
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Working With Asbestos – a handy guide

Asbestos in the workplace is dangerous and when disturbed, the fibres can enter the atmosphere and then people’s lungs which can lead to serious illness. If working in a building with asbestos or if signs of asbestos are seen, it’s absolutely essential care is taken to manage the risk and ensure the safety of all…
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Brain structure that tracks negative events backfires in depression

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What is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?

Asbestos is a natural and versatile mineral that is known for its heat and fire resistance as well as insulating properties. Many commercial and residential construction walls or ceilings contain asbestos mixed with cement. This material is also used in fireproof vests as it’s woven into the fabric. All types of asbestos minerals have similar…
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Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

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Crisis Hotline Approach Is Changing the Way We Deal With Stress

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Memory through optogenetics

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