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Asbestos found in school Bunsen burner metal gauze mats

  Sky News has reported that asbestos has been found in a common piece of science lab equipment sold by two companies to schools across the UK. Metal gauze mats, which are designed for use over Bunsen burners, are affected – and schools are being urged to stop using them altogether until they can be certain their […]

Council fined £200k after workers exposed to asbestos in primary school

Kent County Council (KCC) has today been fined £200,000 after asbestos was disturbed at Lansdowne Primary School. Canterbury Crown Court heard how an environmental health officer was carrying out a routine food inspection when they noticed what looked like asbestos rope hanging from the ceiling. A prohibition notice was served on the now independent educational […]

IATP CAT B non-licensed Asbestos Training

Duration: 4 hrs Anyone who carries out any work that may disturb asbestos must receive non-licenced asbestos training. Course includes: What work you are allowed to do How to determine if work is licensable How to determine if the work is notifiable to the HSE What the law requires you to do Respiratory Protective Equipment and […]

Cat A Asbestos Awareness

Duration: 4 hours This course is for those who have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 where asbestos could be present. Course includes: The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke If […]

Peterborough company fined for failing to undertake asbestos assessment

A property management company has been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard how, between April and May 2017, Thistlemoor Healthcare and Management Ltd undertook construction work at two properties, one of which was part of a medical centre in Peterborough. In this […]