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Training is key to top-notch asbestos management

Posted by Denis Morgan on 13-Jun-2017 16:38:01

Despite being banned in 1999, asbestos is still widespread across the UK built environment. Asbestos containing materials (ACMs), such as old ceiling tiles, plasterboard and wall insulation, may still be present in buildings - particularly those built before the late 1970s. Meanwhile, traces of the substance may be found in remnants of paints and other coatings after the original ACM has been removed, or even in soils after the building has been demolished.

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Topics: Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos, Asbestos Management, asbestos training

New Guidance: Shedding Light on Asbestos in Soils

Posted by Denis Morgan on 15-Nov-2016 12:45:01

Denis Morgan, divisional technical manager – asbestos, Built Environment Services, ESG, gives an overview of recently released asbestos guidance and its implications for the housing sector. 

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Topics: Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos, Asbestos Management

Education is Crucial for Asbestos Management in Schools

Posted by Noelyn Allen on 10-Oct-2016 11:39:47

In 2016, there are stringent standards that building materials have to meet for them to make it into the construction supply chain. However, as the risks associated with asbestos were not officially recognised until the 1970s, the substance remains in significant quantities within Britain’s built environment. Here, Noelyn Allen, business development director for Built Environment Services at ESG, discusses the importance of asbestos management within the UK’s education sector.

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Topics: Asbestos, Asbestos Management

Asbestos Management: Supporting UK Retailers in 2016

Posted by James Dodgson on 19-Apr-2016 17:31:51

With nearly 300,000 outlets across the nation, the retail industry is a major contributor to the UK’s economy. However, in recent years, consumers have started shopping more frequently but purchasing fewer items during each trip in a habit known as the ‘little and often’ trend. Furthermore, trading restrictions on larger stores have led to companies adapting the way in which they conduct business.

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Topics: Asbestos, Asbestos Management, Retail, Built Environment

Making up Ground – Testing for Asbestos in Soils

Posted by James Dodgson on 25-Feb-2016 16:55:15

James Dodgson, explains how a collaborative approach is key to the effective management of the risks associated with asbestos in soil.

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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos In Soils, Asbestos, Health & Safety, Air Testing, Asbestos Management, Contaminated Land

ESG's Asbestos Services Achieves UKATA Membership

Posted by ESG on 14-May-2015 15:39:00
ESG  is pleased to announce that it has been accepted for membership to the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for its asbestos awareness training.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Asbestos, UKATA, Asbestos Management, Training