At Core Surveys, people regularly ask us whether asbestos awareness training is a legal requirement for employees and contractors – so we thought we’d answer in a blog. The reality is that, in many sectors, more employees are more likely to come into contact with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) than you may have realised. And because […]
In recent years, a growing number of make-up products have been found to contain asbestos – which inevitably leads to the question of why it is there, and how to avoid it. Over the last few years, the increasing number of cosmetic items found to have been contaminated includes the MUA palette ‘Silent Disco’, which […]
An American mum made the unpleasant discovery that a make-up kit sold by chain retailer Claire’s, belonging to her six-year-old daughter, had asbestos in it. The 30-year-old mother, who’s from Rhode Island and works for a law firm herself, told journalists she felt she had to research further after she found her daughter’s glitter make-up […]
Schools shouldn’t use staples or pins to fasten Christmas decorations to ceilings and walls in classrooms, as this could potentially disturb asbestos, if the make-up of the ceiling or walls is not known. Children particularly vulnerable to asbestos dangers That’s the advice of the Joint Union Asbestos Committee, which represents nine teaching and support worker […]
The reality is that most builders, at some point during their working lives, are likely to find themselves on a site where asbestos is present. Asbestos is completely toxic as far as the human circulatory system is concerned. Indeed, it can very frequently be fatal. Moving or otherwise disturbing the fibres makes them airborne so […]
Some of the sites the government are buying for free schools don’t have current asbestos surveys, meaning the taxpayer could have to fit a potential bill of millions for the necessary refurbishments once asbestos is discovered later on, Schools Week reports. Experts have said that because the Education Funding Agency (EFA) is ‘under pressure’ to […]
Asbestos-related health conditions are ‘silent killers’ which take the lives of more people than road accidents do. Indeed, there are no asbestos fibres which can be classed as safe – all can lead to the same diseases and so are treated equally under UK legislation and guidance. At the turn of the millennium, this carcinogenic […]
When booking or commissioning an asbestos survey it is best to go to an independent surveyor. This will ensure that the recommendations are completely impartial and could save you money as a result.
Core Surveys are looking for Asbestos Surveyors / Analysts (4 Stage Clearance) / Bulk ID analysts – Multiple Vacancies. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team, with one or more the following P401 / P402 / P403 / S301 / CoCA, together with relevant industry experience. Salary range £18,000 – £28,000 plus […]
With over 40 years combined experience in the asbestos industry, our team of specialist consultants are always on hand to share our expertise and knowledge through advice, information and training. Together, we have devised three infographics, each relating to a specific topic which clients frequently enquire about.
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 […]
A fair ride owner has been prosecuted after a woman was hit on the head by a falling handrail. The member of public, who does not want to be identified, required stitches to a head wound and suffered pain in her back and shoulders as a result of the incident at Goose Fair in Nottingham […]
Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice and guidance This Approved Code of Practice and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. It applies to all recreational diving projects within the 12-mile limit of territorial […]
Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice and guidance This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. It applies to all media divers and diving projects within the United […]
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 […]
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 happened, […]
The Health & Safety Executive has produced a step-by-step guide that takes duty holders through the process of understanding their duties as defined in Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the results of its latest asbestos in schools inspection initiative, which took place in 2013/14.From 143 schools inspected, 29 per cent (44 schools) received written advice from HSE and 13 per cent (20 schools) were subject to enforcement action, in the form of improvement notices.
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 […]
UKATA-accredited Asbestos Awareness Training – Wednesday 25th June 2014 If you or those you are responsible for may come into contact with asbestos, you are obliged to ensure that you and your employees receive training and instruction on the risks involved. Core is pleased to offer UKATA-accredited asbestos awareness training – designed for anyone who […]
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.
…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.
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 […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued revised guidance – L143 Managing and working with asbestos to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos, along with new guidelines on health surveillance. This document replaces the previous Approved Codes of Practice L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with […]