Everything You Need to Know About IATP

Who are IATP? The Independent Asbestos Training Providers offers customers a comprehensive list of asbestos training providers within the UK. Working in cooperation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), IATP make sure that all providers are independently audited to ensure the highest quality of training is provided. Because of this, they only lists those […]

Why Asbestos Still Poses a Threat Today

The deadly threat from exposure to asbestos is not leaving us just yet. Because of its widespread usage in worldwide construction for much of the 20th century, the next asbestos linked scandal is never far away. The Guardian found that “every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents.” Despite being banned […]

Unexpected Places Where You May Find Asbestos

Asbestos remains a very deadly threat to the world with an average of 5,000 workers dying each year from asbestos related illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. With its prevalent use in construction work and other industries before 1999, the chances of finding asbestos in unusual places is surprisingly high. Before the dangers of asbestos […]

How to Protect Yourself from Asbestos

Before 2000 Asbestos was commonly used within buildings to help with insulation and fireproofing. Studies on its toxicity were undertaken  since 1899 but this did not stop companies from using it as resource for construction. Despite the threat becoming increasingly more known, it took a very long time for the use of asbestos to stop […]

Which Asbestos Training Course Should You Take?

If you’re a carpenter, construction worker, decorator, electrician, plumber or any other type of tradesperson, then there is a huge possibility that you will encounter asbestos in your line of work. Asbestos is found in many older buildings that used the material for fireproofing and insulation. Ultimately, asbestos is a  substance that can result in […]

Everything You Need to Know About RoSPA

Who are RoSPA? The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are a charity that aims to save lives by preventing accidents that can cause life-changing injuries within the workplace and everyday life. Their mission is to have life-enhancing skills to be exchanged to reduce those serious accidental injuries allowing everybody to enjoy life […]

Everything You Need To Know About UKATA

What is the UKATA? The UKATA are the UK Asbestos Training Association. Since 2008, the UKATA have been regulating, auditing and managing the list of asbestos training providers throughout the UK. The UKATA formed after they realised that the standard of training provided by the list of Asbestos Training Providers under the Health and Safety […]

A Brief History of Asbestos Claims in the UK

For almost a century, the dangers surrounding asbestos and the health issues it caused went largely unnoticed in the UK. However, after the health-risks associated with asbestos became common knowledge, the government put a number of legislation’s and regulations in place so that they could control the use of asbestos in the UK. This once […]

6 Common Asbestos FAQs

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a natural microfibre most commonly found in the following three rock types: serpentinites, altered ultramafic rocks, and some mafic rocks. Asbestos is an extremely durable material that is  resistant to fires and chemical reactions or breakdowns. Because of these properties, this is why asbestos has been used in many industrial, […]

How Can You Identify Asbestos?

Asbestos can be hard to identify as it can be used in many different materials, therefore taking different forms. Asbestos can be found in a number of places within the building (particularly those built pre-2000), but is commonly in fireproofing or insulation materials. There are some visual examples on the Health & Safety Executive: asbestos […]