November 2013

Who Is Responsible For Asbestos Refurbishment Demolition Surveys?

Any building in the UK that was constructed before the year 2000 may well contain asbestos which means that before any refurbishment or demolition work can be carried out an Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey will be required.  Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work related deaths in the UK and the Health and Safety Executive is determined to prevent more workers being exposed to this dangerous substance.  The Refurbishment and Demolitions Survey is aimed at ensuring that people who may be expos

Asbestos Removal – Asbestos Problems Go Way Back In History

In recent years we’ve seen so many news reports on the dangers of asbestos and asbestos removal is vital as we bring our buildings in the UK up to modern standards.  The first UK epidemiological study of the asbestos industry (The Merewether Report) was published in 1930 and asbestosis was deemed a work-related disease.  Even so, asbestos continued to be used in the building industry the world over and has resulted compensation cases in courts in many countries.  Asbestos materials were banned outright in the UK