• Who Is Most at Risk from Exposure to Asbestos
    10th October 2019

    Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) were finally banned in 1999. Historically, workers in the building, construction, shipbuilding, railway, and car industries were at particularly high risk of developing Asbestos diseases such as Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma. Any exposure to Asbestos increases a person’s chance of contracting an Asbestos-related disease. Such diseases can take many years…

  • How to get Asbestos Tested
    26th September 2019

    As a Contractor working within buildings that were constructed before 2000, you are highly likely to come into contact with Asbestos containing materials (ACMs). If left undisturbed, materials containing Asbestos are perfectly safe; however, should they become disturbed or damaged for whatever reason and there is a release of fibres, these fibres – if inhaled…

  • Do I Need A Fire Risk Assessment & An Asbestos Survey_
    30th August 2019

    To ensure that your property is compliant, you will have to undertake a fire risk assessment and assess the potential risks associated from the exposure to asbestos containing materials. Each requirement falls under separate pieces of legislation, but are equally as important so as to safeguard those occupying your premises and to make sure that…

  • When do I need to review my staff's asbestos awareness certificate
    14th August 2019

    Did you know that asbestos can cause a serious risk to your health? Responsible for around 4,500 deaths each year, it can lead to cancer of the lungs and chest lining, as well as an array of other serious medical conditions.

  • 26th July 2019

    For those who own or control buildings, asbestos management is a duty that you’re required by law to carry out, and there’s a very good reason for this. Asbestos can pose a real threat to health, with a host of potential diseases attributable to exposure.

  • So, You Think You’ve Found An Asbestos Containing Material: What Now?
    22nd July 2019

    The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 imposes duties on those who own or have control of a property to manage asbestos. This means that in instances where such materials have been found, it’s down to the duty holder to make sure it’s properly taken care of.

  • 7th June 2017

    About us Marpal Ltd was founded in 1998 focusing mainly on Health and Safety in the Construction industry. Since this time, we have expanded our services to include Fire Safety and Asbestos Management, all of which add extra value by providing a one-stop shop for our Clients. Within that time we have managed all types…

  • 5th May 2017

    Although Asbestos has been banned from being used in the UK, there are still many buildings built or refurbished prior to 2000 which can contain it. Everyone involved with the surveying, inspection, repairing, extending, demolishing or altering of a building is at high risk of being exposed to asbestos on a regular basis. In fact, they may…

  • 15th March 2017

    The most common way for Asbestos fibres to enter the body is through inhalation/breathing. An Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is not generally considered to be harmful unless it is releasing dust or fibres into the atmosphere, at that point fibres can be easily inhaled or ingested. Some Asbestos fibres get caught by the human defence…

  • 8th March 2017

    The purpose of an Asbestos Management Survey is to locate and assess the condition, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) within non-domestic properties constructed before the year 2000, which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy and foreseeable maintenance works. A Management Survey may include some…