Healthcare chiefs “seal off” six wards, cancel operations and divert emergency ambulances this morning after suspected asbestos dust was found in the air. Workmen wearing protective suits and breathing apparatus were seen going into the wards after air quality control tests revealed “elevated ratings” of an unconfirmed substance in...

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We’re into a lot of things here at Inspectas, though not all of them are suitable to share in our blog. However, two passions we’re happy to admit to are working with best of breed partners, and tackling big challenges head-on. We got both...

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Insurance firms are “buying off” future compensation claims from asbestos related victims, a Glasgow MSP has warned. People suffering pleural plaques, a scaring of the lungs, are being offered cash with a clause attached they can’t make a fresh claim if they later contract mesothelioma or lung cancer...

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The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is reminding not just contractors, but also those who commission building work to be carried out of the dangers of asbestos – following the case of a Welsh businessman fined for allowing the spread of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Peter Rees was selling...

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Asbestos will have to be cleared from the site of a delayed community hospital project, the NHS announced. NHS Property Services has admitted there are traces of the potentially cancer-causing material where the proposed £7.8million St Luke’s Hospital will be built in Market Harborough. But it says the mineral is...

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