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 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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If you are wondering “what is asbestos?” it is a natural and versatile mineral that is known for its heat and fire resistance as well as insulating properties. These useful properties resulted in the importation of approximately 6 million tonnes of raw asbestos into the United Kingdom over a period of 100 years.  Many different…

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