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Your Responsibilities for Asbestos Surveys and Legionella Test as a Landlord

By |2023-11-03T08:36:38+00:00November 2nd, 2023|Asbestos Survey, Buildings|

As a landlord, you have a legal responsibility when it comes to the safety and well-being of your tenants. Two crucial aspects of this responsibility are conducting asbestos surveys and Legionella testing. This guide will provide you with an overview of these responsibilities, and how to fulfil them to ensure the safety of your tenants.

5 More Unusual Places to Find Asbestos 

By |2023-11-03T08:36:44+00:00June 19th, 2023|Asbestos Survey|

Asbestos is a material which was commonly used in construction and throughout properties built before 2000. However, due to the low-cost, chemical and heat-resistance problems, and not to mention the strengthening properties of asbestos, its use is far more widespread than people think – with the dangerous material being found in a range of

When was asbestos banned in the UK?

By |2023-08-17T05:27:58+00:00February 1st, 2023|Asbestos Survey|

Prior to the UK-wide ban, asbestos was a popular material which was used in the construction industry as an effective insulator, in flooring, across roofing tiles, and in the brakes of domestic cars to name just a few examples. It wasn’t until asbestos started to be directly linked to debilitating and long-term health concerns that

Is my landlord liable for asbestos exposure?

By |2023-08-17T05:28:06+00:00January 6th, 2023|Asbestos Survey|

Nobody wants to think of their home as unsafe, especially tenants who rely on the word and good faith of their landlords in ticking the boxes laid out by building regulations and various health and safety checks. But when the worst happens, and you find out that you have been exposed to asbestos in your

What are the differences between the 6 types of asbestos?

By |2023-08-17T05:28:31+00:00March 1st, 2022|Asbestos Survey|

Despite the fact that it is a naturally occurring substance, asbestos is a highly hazardous material. It was widely used in the building sector from the 1950s through to the middle of the 1980s. Asbestos can also be found in any building that was built before the year 2000, such as houses, offices, schools, hospitals

Who do the Control of Asbestos Regulations apply to?

By |2023-08-17T05:29:33+00:00March 1st, 2022|Asbestos Survey|

Different people are affected by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 at different periods. If you’re wondering when the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 apply to you, this article will help you figure out when it does. Explaining the Control of Asbestos regulations To begin with, ‘Duty Holders’ and ‘Employers’ are the two main sorts

Asbestos Management in Schools

By |2023-08-17T05:29:41+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Asbestos Survey|

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used for years in construction due to its resistance to heat and chemicals. In 1994, asbestos was banned in the UK and is now classed as a class 1 carcinogen. Asbestos is likely to be found in older school buildings that were built before 1994, therefore it

The History of Asbestos

By |2023-08-17T05:29:53+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Asbestos Survey|

If you asked random people about asbestos in the street, most of them would be able to tell you that asbestos is dangerous for your health. But other than that, not much is known about asbestos. Asbestos has a very long and interesting history worth learning about.  What is asbestos?  Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate

5 Unusual Places to Find Asbestos 

By |2023-08-17T05:30:01+00:00January 21st, 2022|Asbestos Survey|

Asbestos can be found in property built or goods made before the year 2000. Often, we associate asbestos with being found in materials such as roofing and insulation boards. But due to the low-cost, chemical and heat-resistant, strengthening properties of asbestos it was used for a lot more than insulating homes! From toilet seats to

Famous Asbestos Related Deaths

By |2023-08-17T05:30:09+00:00January 21st, 2022|Asbestos Survey|

Dangerous exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma – a fatal type of cancer which forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. There are a few famous asbestos related deaths due to this disease. Asbestos was commonly used until 1999. It is therefore important to be aware of its implications and raise

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