A Welsh government minister has written to the heads of all local authorities and registered social landlords directing them to tighten up their procedures for dealing with asbestos. After being lobbied by the Ucatt construction union, Lesley Griffiths – minister for communities and tackling poverty – reminded councils to...

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If you are an employer and are planning any work that has the potential to disturb asbestos, then you are responsible for preparing a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. Your first responsibility is to the individuals you are asking to undertake the risk assessment in the first place...

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The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has announced the introduction of two new courses. The Duty to Manage and Appointed Persons courses complement one another and are intended to provide delegates with the understanding, theoretical and practical skills to undertake the management of asbestos. As well as covering the...

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