How To Protect Yourself From Asbestos

Although it may look rather harmless, asbestos is an extremely dangerous substance that kills approximately 5,000 workers every year, making it one of the biggest causes of worker death in the UK. If you inhale asbestos fibres, it can cause life-threatening illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. This means that it is incredibly important for […]

How Important is UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training?

UKATA is the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association and is one of the leading authorities. The UKATA Asbestos Awareness Course is delivered in accordance with the current HSE legislation. As one of the most respected programme providers for Asbestos training, SSD is pleased to offer a course that enables construction, maintenance and engineering professionals the […]

Asbestos Exposure: Symptoms, Actions, Occupations & More

While most people do not develop life-threatening lung disease from inhaling asbestos once or twice, long-term exposure can lead to some severe illnesses. With increased focus on safety and the wellbeing of all workers in the UK, there has been a drive for asbestos awareness in recent years, as asbestos still lurks in many buildings […]

5 Facts About Asbestos

Asbestos is a harmful substance that, although it’s not used in construction today, is often found in older buildings, putting a number of workers at harm if they’re not correctly educated and protected.  We all know that asbestos carries numerous risks, but we bet you didn’t know these five interesting facts about this harmful substance.  […]

Who Are RoSPA? – RoSPA Explained

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) are a registered charity devised to prevent workplace accidents that can cause life-altering accidents. Its mission brings people together to discover life-enhancing skills which reduce accidental injuries, allowing everybody to enjoy life to the maximum. RoSPA collaborates with experts from a range of industries as well […]

What PPE Do You Need When Working With Asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous and deadly material which is why it’s so important for those who may be at risk of being exposed to it to protect themselves.There are many ways to reduce one’s exposure to asbestos and a number of precautions that can be put in place to prevent any risk associated with it. […]

What Is An Asbestos Report, And Why Is It Important?

When asbestos is detected at a property, removal doesn’t necessarily have to take place. So long as the asbestos-containing materials are not disturbed, people can live and work around it. However, if the property requires any construction, electrical, plumbing or interior design-work (among others), everyone involved must be aware of the asbestos so that steps […]

What is Asbestos Mesothelioma?

Even though it is now illegal to utilise asbestos within construction, there will still be occasions when you work in a building that houses it. Even though asbestos can cause severe illnesses like asbestosis and mesothelioma, when properly trained, it is possible to operate around the substance safely. However, it is essential to know the […]

What is Asbestosis Disease?

The use of asbestos was banned in construction in 1999. However, the substance has not been removed from properties built before the ban was implemented. If undisturbed, the substance does not pose a risk to those who live or work around it. However, if it is disturbed, dangerous particles can linger in the air for […]

How Long Does Asbestos Stay In The Air If Disturbed?

Although the use of asbestos was banned in the UK twenty years ago (and blue and brown asbestos banned over thirty years ago), it can still be present in buildings constructed before 2000. With approximately 13 people dying per day of asbestos related illnesses in the UK alone, it is important that exposure to asbestos […]