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 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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