If you suspect there are asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in a commercial building you are responsible for maintaining, you need to put together an asbestos risk register. However, you cannot do this without first having an asbestos survey conducted, as the report following this will provide you with all the
Asbestos may be a banned material here in the UK and in 54 other countries around the world, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a potential threat to people’s health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that worldwide 125 million people are exposed to asbestos at the workplace, while the
Asbestos was widely used across the UK until medical evidence showed that it was incredibly harmful to people’s health. Today, it is estimated that approximately 50 per cent of all homes in the UK have some form of asbestos within them. While for many that will not pose an immediate
Around 86 per cent of school buildings contain asbestos – a figure that’s not all that surprising when you consider the material was not banned until 1999. This does, however, mean that more than seven million children attend schools which contain this potentially deadly material. For the sake of those
For many years, asbestos was a commonly used building material due to its strength and heat-resistance. However, we now know it poses a threat to human health, and is responsible for around 5,000 deaths each year.
Asbestos wasn’t banned until 1999, meaning there are thousands of buildings across the UK which