The HSE’s ‘Beware Asbestos’ safety campaign received a gold award at this year’s Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) Awards. HSE and creative communications agency, 23Red ( who worked with the HSE to design the safety kits and develop a partnership marketing arrangement), collected the award for ‘Best use of innovation in a business-to-business campaign using.. read more →

Headteacher Eugene Symonds is looking at a sign in one of his school’s temorary classrooms. “Warning: Encapsulated Asbestos. Do not cut or make fixings without proper authority and precautions,” it says. Pupils at this primary school in Oxfordshire use this area every day as a cloakroom. Symonds is trying to look on the bright side… read more →

An outdoor swimming pool in Essex has become contaminated with asbestos and its opening this season may be delayed while cleaning is carried out. The Health and Safecty Executive is to investigate how asbestos settled at the bottom of the pool. It is believed to have come through water circulation pipework which may have been.. read more →

Michael Lees has spent 15 years thinking about asbestos in British schools since the death of his wife Gina at the age of 51 in 2000. She suffered from mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer. Gina worked as a teacher for more than 30 years and Lees now believes she spent much of that.. read more →

05 May 2015
May 5, 2015

How to protect yourself from asbestos

As many as 20 tradespeople a week could be dying from asbestos damage to their lungs, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) say. Even though asbestos is now banned, people working in the construction, maintenance or demolition industries could still come into contact with asbestos dust, putting their health in danger. Exposure to asbestos is.. read more →