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Asbestos: it’s not a new problem

Asbestos has been around a very long time. There are six asbestos fibre types but for this article, we'll focus on the three most common of Blue, Brown and White. Chrysotile (white) asbestos is the most naturally abundant and there is evidence of its use dating back...

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Do you have to remove asbestos?

No, there is no legal duty to remove asbestos. The legal duty is to identify its presence (ie. a survey and a register) then keep it in good condition and prevent uncontrolled disturbance. This is managing the asbestos. However, if it is beyond repair then yes, remove...

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Landlords – Know Your Obligations

Landlords – Know Your Obligations

Are you a Landlord or thinking about becoming a Landlord? If yes, then you need to know your obligations.   I recently read an article about being a landlord and the duties they have.  It listed obligations as: Checking to see if you need a license to rent Annual gas...

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Happy 7th Birthday To Us

Happy 7th Birthday To Us

We’ve just had our 7th birthday and what a year this one has been too. I am thoroughly enjoying it and feel we have made huge improvements in many areas over the last 12 months.  Admittedly, 18 months ago I was feeling a bit burnt out by it all and enjoying it less...

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Asbestos training for Newcastle College

Asbestos training for Newcastle College

This last couple of months has seen us very busy with our speaking gigs and using our presentation skills. These sessions ranged from Asbestos to Business Coaching to Motivational Speaking! On 27th March we delivered Asbestos Awareness training at Newcastle College...

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Asbestos Controversy!

Asbestos Controversy!

Today we’re going to get a bit controversial. Question: can one asbestos fibre kill? Answer: NO.   I often get asked this question and I often hear people within the industry say that one fibre can kill. Yes, one fibre will create a ‘risk’ but a very, very low and...

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Asbestos in Artex – Guidance for Homes

Asbestos in Artex – Guidance for Homes

Asbestos was used in artex up until the early 1990's. Artex was widely used in homes and commercial buildings. Textured coatings (ie artex) applied to walls and ceilings can contain white (chrysotile) asbestos; small amounts up to approx 5% but asbestos none the less...

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Homes: Are you buying asbestos?

Homes: Are you buying asbestos?

Introduction - Buying a home Buying a new house is a major life decision. That and other things such as marriage, kids, new job or new car: all of these things require a lot of thought, research and decision making based on facts, your needs and what is within your...

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Omega….The Story So Far

Omega….The Story So Far

Happy 6th Birthday to us…...The Story so far 1st June 2016: our 6th birthday.  And what a ride it’s been. The story begins at the end of 2009, I had reached a point in my career where having worked for two other UKAS accredited companies for 16 years, I was ready for...

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