Happy 15th Birthday to Reg4

This week, on the 21st May, saw Reg 4 celebrate its 15th birthday. Good old Regulation 4, The Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-domestic premises. It was laid out in the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (CAWR) 2002 on 21st November 2002 with Reg4 given an 18 month...

Remembrance Day

The 11th November 2018, a day to remember those who liberated us.  It’s 100 years since the end of the First World War. Thank you to all. This also got me thinking about Gas Masks and their filters containing asbestos. UK issued Military gas masks contained...

Raise The Bar

The asbestos industry has been hell-bent on being cheap for a number of years now. Too many companies going in cheap “just to keep people busy”.   This, of course, is a terrible business model and does the industry and the client a disservice. Skilled labour isn’t...

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...

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...
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...