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Northamptonshire firms fined for asbestos failings

Two Northamptonshire firms have been fined after a routine safety inspection revealed serious asbestos-related failings. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard today (22 Dec) that Lifting Systems Ltd had contracted Durasteel Services Ltd to refurbish an asbestos cement roof at its Crown Works in Far Cotton. When inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the […]

Town Of Asbestos: Once a Lucrative Location – Now a Killer

Simon Evans visits the town of Asbestos in Canada I recently visited the town of Asbestos in Quebec, Canada, which until as recently as two years ago was thriving and prosperous, home to the largest operational asbestos mine in the world, meeting around three-quarters of the global demand for asbestos. Now, it is a ghost […]

Making Asbestos Issues Smaller

The presence of asbestos in your buildings can be a big issue and a risk to the occupants, your staff and contractors.  Note, we said issue, not problem, as with proper management any asbestos issues can be contained.

Core Surveys – 10 Years On…

This month we reach a significant milestone, Core Surveys is 10 years old. It means a lot to us all here that we’ve been able to grow a successful, established business in this time and provide an ever-increasing range of asbestos related services to our customers. Looking back over the past decade, a lot has […]

Asbestos – Know Your Responsibilities

The Low-Down on Key Issues You Should Be Aware Of Are you aware that there are specific regulations for managing the asbestos in the buildings and properties you are responsible for? The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012  updates previous asbestos regulations. The bulk of the changes mean that some types of non-licensed work with asbestos […]

Asbestos Testing Testing!

Asbestos Laboratory Services from Core   Our in-house, UKAS accredited asbestos testing laboratory enables us to offer a fast turnaround of samples which in turn speeds up the report production following the completion of surveys.

Improve Your Asbestos Awareness…

…With Our Interactive Building Diagram Asbestos has been used in over 3000 products and materials; surprisingly many of them are everyday items that may be present in your building(s). Are you asbestos aware?  Take a look at our interactive asbestos containing products diagram to see some examples.

An Asbestos Survey is Just the Start…

Undertaking an asbestos survey is often just the first step when it comes to your duty to manage asbestos. If the survey identifies asbestos then you are responsible for ensuring that any recommendations within the report are followed. This may be in the form of having the asbestos removed, or by re-inspecting the asbestos materials […]