Asbestos

How to Deal with Asbestos on Your Property

How to Deal with Asbestos on Your Property

/ June 29, 2012 10:21 am

This guest blog comes from Mark Hall, from Asbestos.com. Check out their asbestos website for some quite in-depth information about Asbestos and mesothelioma. Asbestos was widely used throughout most of the 1900s in many construction materials. As a result, some products or materials in your home and on your property may contain the toxic substance, potentially endangering you and your family. General safety guidelines can help you best deal with asbestos [...]

Plumber’s account of asbestos fate

Plumber’s account of asbestos fate

/ September 21, 2011 9:39 am

A cumbrian based plumber has written his account of working with asbestos shortly before his death in July this year. David Irwin was only 60 years old when he died from mesothelioma, the cancer caused by the exposure to asbestos. Sadly, he worked as a plumbing engineer in the days where people were simply not aware of the dangers that asbestos causes when cut, or drilled into. When this happens, [...]

What to be aware of when working with Asbestos

What to be aware of when working with Asbestos

/ December 10, 2010 9:51 am

In my previous blog about asbestos, I briefly outlined what it was and the threats it brings. This blog post, however, will consist of a few do’s and don’ts for tradesmen when working in an environment where asbestos is present. Things to do: The main thing to stress is that if you’re suspicious of the situation you’re working in, then DO ask questions. Ask if asbestos is present in the [...]

Asbestos still a big danger for plumbers and other tradesmen

Asbestos still a big danger for plumbers and other tradesmen

/ December 1, 2010 10:09 am

Many people are aware that you can no longer use asbestos for fire proofing in buildings, this has been the case for many years now. However, it is not compulsory to completely remove the material if it deemed as safe. The problem is that if a builder or plumber is unaware of the material being there, they might drill or hammer into it and thus releasing the carcinogenic fibres into the air, which [...]