HSE ANNOUNCE SCHOOL ASBESTOS INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

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Latest figures from the HSE estimate that asbestos related diseases including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis are responsible for over 5000 deaths every year. The HSE have announced that in September they will be launching a programme of inspections of primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales looking at how schools are managing the risks from asbestos. Anyone … Read More

ALWAYS ASK FOR THE ASBESTOS REGISTER

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Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that takes many years to develop following the inhalation of asbestos fibres, but progress is usually rapidly fatal following symptom onset. Figures recently released by the HSE show that 2,369 people died from mesothelioma in Great Britain in 2019. While this is 7% lower than the annual average over the period 2012-2018, taking into … Read More

ASBESTOS REGULATION REVIEW LAUNCHED

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The HSE have now launched a review of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The HSE is seeking the views of anyone who manages asbestos in their workplace or works with asbestos. They have launched an online survey which runs until Friday 11th June. When the current regulations came into force it was a requirement that from time to time … Read More

REVIEWING ASBESTOS REGULATIONS

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When the current Control of Asbestos Regulations came into force in 2012 it was a requirement that from time to time the Secretary of State must carry out a review of regulations and set out and publish the conclusions of the review in a report. The first review was carried out in 2017 and found that overall the regulations had … Read More