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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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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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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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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