Asbestos Health & Safety Avoiding Fines
First Things First
Asbestos was a great material with excellent fire-resistant properties. It was strong, easy worked with and did not rot which is the reason why it was extensively used across Northern Ireland right up until the year 2000. If the fibres enter the lungs then it can cause some of these four diseases. Mesothelioma, Asbestos related lung cancer, Asbestosis or pleural thickening. It can take years or even decades for any symptoms to become apparent and by then it is usually to late to be able to rectify. For your Asbestos Surveys Northern Ireland, Asbestos Solutions NI are always happy to assist you!
Another Northern Ireland Company Fined for Asbestos Failings
In recent news Dale Farm Ltd. has been fined £30,000 by the Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland for failing to adhere to responsibilities for asbestos present at their premises. Click here to read the full article by the Belfast Telegraph.
Workers Exposed to Asbestos Dust
Two ventilation engineers at Dale Farm had been undertaking work as part of extension work in Cookstown. They had no prior knowledge that asbestos was present before commencing work. Dale Farm did have a survey carried out previously and had an asbestos register but it did not detail the Asbestos Insulation Board which was discovered in 2007.
Asbestos Single Most Common Cause of Death in NI
Asbestos is the single most common cause of work related death in Northern Ireland according to the Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland.
This is why it is so important to book your Asbestos Surveys Northern Ireland with Asbestos Solutions NI. You need to have a survey if doing any work to a commercial premises and it is a requirement to have an asbestos management plan to keep any workers safe while work is on-going including any contractors.
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Asbestos Surveys Northern Ireland
Asbestos Solutions NI carry out Asbestos Surveys Northern Ireland and can help you develop a robust asbestos management plan so that your company will NEVER be fined. Asbestos Solutions Northern Ireland will take care of everything from start to finish.
Asbestos Mangement & Demolition Surveys
Asbestos Surveys Northern Ireland – Talk to us to see how we can help your company achieve the safety of an asbestos management plan and the safety of not being fined by the Health & Safety Executive. We will survey your premises very closely and document and test every bit of suspected asbestos found. We will then help you develop an asbestos management plan and register so that every external contractor will know exactly where asbestos is and so not to disturb. This will reduce the likelihood of any employee coming into contact with asbestos and ensure your company stays on the right side of the authorities.
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