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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) states that any plans for mass asbestos removal from public and commercial buildings must include detailed information on how those charged with doing the work will be protected and how it will be disposed of.
JMW Solicitors, a law firm that provides legal representation for those affected by asbestos-related illnesses, details the dangers of asbestos in the workplace and how to detect and remove it, including the most common places it can be found.
UKATA, a leading authority for asbestos training, is urging construction employers to ensure asbestos awareness training is provided to all apprentices.
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, co-founding partner, Signature Litigation, explores the statistics contained in the latest FIVA report to highlight that asbestos claims are again at the centre of litigation.
A construction company has been fined after disturbing asbestos and removing it without adequate precautions at a pub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, reports HSE.
A construction company has been fined £16,000 after workers were exposed to asbestos when they removed false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion in Hull.
Morgan Sindall has been appointed to deliver an enabling works package and multi-storey car park (MSCP) and cycle hub as part of the total redevelopment of the North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) site.
Deconstruct UK Ltd will take over from Wates on the Grenfell tower safety and maintenance contract.
An asbestos removal contractor has been fined £150,000 after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion.
Builders must take full responsibility for their waste to limit disruption to the environment, warns the Environment Agency (EA).
A contractor has been handed a 10 month suspended sentence after disturbing asbestos during demolition works and damaging underground cables.
The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 23% rise in the number of dust breaches occurring on construction sites.
A contractor has been fined £2,000 for failing to complete the correct asbestos survey at a domestic property construction project.
Asbestos professionals have urged duty-holders to continue to manage the risk of asbestos through the latest lockdown.
PBC Today November 2020 brings you a wealth of insight and opinion exploring planning, BIM and construction as the UK prepares to enter a second national lockdown.
Asbestos training in the construction industry has dropped sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic to the lowest level in five years. The UK Asbestos Training Association calls for urgent action to avert a serious crisis.
Asbestos training in the construction industry is at its lowest level for five years, as UKATA urges employers to ensure training is up to date.
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has dismissed claims by Unite that an app which rates the performance of asbestos workers could potentially be used to blacklist workers.
An app launched by ARCA which rates the performance of asbestos workers could result in blacklisting, Unite has warned.
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has launched a performance rating app for asbestos removal operatives.
HSE guidelines state that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings?
The owner of a demolition company has been handed a suspended sentence for failing to appropriately manage the removal of asbestos during demolition works.
In an effort to halt the growing number of tradespeople contracting asbestos-related diseases, UKATA is calling on employers to deliver asbestos awareness training to all apprentices.
Newnham College has been fined £12,000 for failings that exposed employees and subcontractors to asbestos during refurbishment works on a flat owned by the college.
Sevron has officially become the preferred provider of chemical safety and risk assessment software for the Building Engineering Services Association.
UKATA has teamed up with BLF through its Mesothelioma Patron Scheme to raise awareness, fund research and support the victims of asbestos-related diseases.