14th August 2019
When Do I Need To Review My Staff’s Asbestos Awareness Certificate? 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
Can I Remove Asbestos Myself? 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.
22nd July 2019
So, You Think You’ve Found An Asbestos Containing Material: What Now? 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…
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…
28th February 2017
Although Asbestos has been banned from being used in the UK, there are still many buildings built or refurbished prior to 2000 which may contain it. With approximately 20 tradespeople losing their lives every week as a result of past exposure to asbestos, it is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK….
27th January 2017
Do I need an Asbestos Survey? If you are a building owner, an employer or you are responsible for having works carried out on your premises (construction, maintenance or repair works), you have a legal duty to manage any asbestos in it, so as to protect people from the exposure to asbestos fibres (Regulation 4…
15th December 2016
If you are a commercial building owner, an employer or you are responsible for managing construction, maintenance or repair works on a building, you have a legal duty to manage any asbestos in it, so as to protect people from the exposure to asbestos fibres (under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012)….