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HSE’s 2016 Statistics

HSE’s 2016 Statistics

We’ve come a long way when it comes to improving Health and Safety in the workplace. But did you know that last year, 144 workers lost their lives at their place of work, and from 2014 there have been over 2,515 Mesothelioma deaths caused by previous exposures to...

Toys, asbestos… What’s the difference?

Toys, asbestos… What’s the difference?

So imagine tucking your kids into bed, handing them their favourite stuffed toy to hold whilst they drift off into a nice warm sleep. However, it isn’t just a cute toy that they are hugging onto, it’s really a potential death trap containing toxic asbestos wadding in...

Asbestos in our Schools?

  A building with asbestos may be a rare find today, but surprisingly enough many schools around the country still contain it. Managing asbestos isn’t easy, but is extremely important. Bath and Bristol are just a few of the cities faced with the task. When it...

9 Must Know Facts about Legionaire’s Disease

9 Must Know Facts about Legionaire’s Disease

Water is a massive part of our day to day living, which can never be refuted. In order to maintain a healthy life and healthy body, we must consume regular dosages of clean water and clean our bodies regularly with it to improve our hygiene. Not everybody is lucky...

Asbestos can be beautiful too.

Asbestos can be beautiful too.

Asbestos isn’t always just dull, contaminated grey fluff of death. The selling point of having asbestos products around in the first place was for its easy adaptation to be fitted and installed almost anywhere, and everywhere. Here at ACE we have selected a few...

The Wizard of Oz, and Asbestos?

The Wizard of Oz, and Asbestos?

Christmas may be long gone; and whilst many of us wished for snow, the disappointment of having another none-white Christmas was always imminent. Last night we finally got some snow, but some may say it came a bit late, 19 days late to be precise. If only we could...

Health Effects of Asbestos

Health Effects of Asbestos

Pliney the Younger AD61-114 wrote; "those people who mine and work with asbestos become ill", from that point in history very little seems to be recorded insofar as the effects of prolonged exposure to asbestos fibre or products.In the absence of any great discoveries...

What is Asbestos

What is Asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral silicate with a crystalline structure that comes from a mineral rock. Over the millennia is has been used in building materials because of its high tensile strength, flexibility, resistance to chemicals, high temperatures and stress. As a...

Types of Air Monitoring

Types of Air Monitoring

Background Monitoring Background Monitoring is undertaken to determine a datum result prior to the planned disturbance of asbestos containing materials. The intent of any such test is to identify any preexisting conditions, or sources of fibre release, whereby the...