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Asbestos Still Kills

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Full Support is committed to offering first class training, consultancy services, advice and solutions, to minimise the risk of lung disease by ensuring the adequate and suitable Respiratory Protective Equipment is selected by all of our customers. We are proud to support the Breathe Freely campaign aimed at raising awareness of the causes of lung disease amongst construction workers.

HSE statistics show that Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure to Asbestos.  Asbestos is still a problem today – it can be present in buildings constructed or refurbished up to the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc.) so it is vital that you take the correct precautions to protect yourself.

Where Asbestos Hides

Buildings

Image from HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/building.htm

Asbestos is still very prevalent mainly as Asbestos insulating board which can be found in walls, ceilings, floors, fuse boxes, bath panels, windows and even as part of the insulation around boilers.

Using the correct respiratory protection is vital, and it’s important to seek expert advice choosing your RPE.

 

Useful Links

Learn to recognise, evaluate and control the risk with BOHS qualifications and training. http://www.breathefreely.org.uk/asbestos-still-kills.html
The Health and Safety Executive has facts, advice and material related to working with asbestos: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/
The Health and Safety Executive has information about lung disease: http://www.hse.gov.uk/lung-disease/

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