Tag: Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

An old, derelict house.

Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]

Asbestos In The Workplace Toolbox Talk

Why is Asbestos a Problem Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. It can come in several types; however, the following are the most common types used within the industry: Chrysotile (White) Crocidolite (Blue) Amosite (Brown) Asbestos has been widely used in the UK from the 1950s through to […]

Week Commencing 29/03/2021 – In The News

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Secret Filming Exposes Contamination Risk at Covid Test Results Lab Evidence of potential contamination, discarded tests and pressure to hit targets has been revealed at one of the biggest UK Covid testing labs after secret filming by a BBC reporter working as a lab technician was released. The reporter filmed staff cutting corners and processing […]

Week Commencing 05/10/2020 – In The News

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Asbestos Training in the Construction Industry Sinks to 5 Year Low The coronavirus pandemic has seen the numbers of workers undertaking asbestos training drop by over 66%. Despite the re-opening of construction sites in May, the number of workers undertaking asbestos training courses continues to remain well below average and are at their lowest level […]

Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

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Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Week Commencing 10th December 2018 – In the News

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Fine for company after safety breaches resulted in fatality A Leicestershire-based plastics processing firm has been fined in excess of £290,000 after a HSE investigation uncovered that an employee fatality was due to safety breeches. The victim sustained severe injuries when a casting rod was ejected from a casting machine at 81mph. The investigation suggested […]

January 2017 – In the News

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Look, No Hands If warm words from governments were all that was needed to fuel driverless vehicles they might be all around us. Following the launch in Britain of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in 2015, this September a new inquiry under the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee was announced. […]