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Is asbestos really an issue in our schools?

Case Study. On the 12th October 2012, a high school in Wales suddenly closed evacuating more than 900 pupils with immediate effect. The closure of Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly, Wales resulted after “high levels of airborne asbestos” were found in several school buildings. A section of the school (believed to be a newer extension) has […]

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New Asbestos Approved Code of Practice still a work in process………

Following the introduction of  The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 earlier in the year, the accompanying approved code of practice (ACOP)  is still to be released. A full consultation review of the current ACOPs L143 and L127 undertaken by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) finished on 14th September 2012. The comments and feedback are currently being analysed. An […]

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New Vacancies – Calling All Asbestos Surveyors

Oracle Solutions are recruiting!! Due to recent contract wins we are looking for…. Experienced Asbestos Surveyors   As a fast growing asbestos management company based in Northamptonshire and Cheshire, we are looking for asbestos surveyors with the attitude and application to help us achieve our goals. In return we offer market competitive packages, as much scope to […]

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Oracle Solutions To Chair Asbestos Industry Update Seminar 2012

ATAC Asbestos Industry Update Seminar – 13th June 2012 Oracle Solutions Operations Director – Neil Munro is to chair this years ATaC seminar in Birmingham. This year’s series of seminars will be focussing on the various changes within the asbestos industry that have happened in the last 12 months and will be covering various pertinent industry […]

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Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

New Asbestos Regulations come into force tomorrow! The current Asbestos Regulations (The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006) are being replaced by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The new regulations were laid before parliament on 5th March 2012 and come into force on 6th April 2012. So who do these new regulations effect?  Everyone who […]

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Report Exposes Danger From Asbestos In Britain's Schools

Report Exposes Danger From Asbestos In Britain’s Schools

Report Exposes Danger From Asbestos In Britain’s Schools. A report from the All-Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health has exposed the level of danger from asbestos in Britain’s Schools. The report, sent to MPs and Peers, shows that more than 75 per cent of Britain’s state schools contain asbestos. The report states that much of that […]

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ATAC Release Asbestos In Schools Statement

ATAC (Asbestos Testing And Consultancy Association) has issued a press statement following the release of the Asbestos In Schools Parliamentary Report. The statement reads: We are in agreement with the statement that properly-managed asbestos presents little risk. However, we can provide literally hundreds of examples each year that we personally have first-hand knowledge of, where effective management controls […]

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Our Gas Department Are Giving Away Free Kindles!

Our gas department, Oracle Gas, are giving away free Kindles! To get yours just recommend a friend or family member for the latest domestic boiler offer, see below, and they will send you a free new generation Kindle e-reader. The new generation Kindle is: 30% lighter than before, less than 170 grams 18% smaller body, […]

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Which super power increased its asbestos use in 2011?

Latest figures released by the United States of America show asbestos use increased in 2011. Asbestos was actually mined within the United States up until 2002.  The United States now heavily depends on imports from Canada and Zimbabwe to meet manufacturing needs. Import Sources 2007–2010 show Canada provided 92%,  Zimbabwe, 6%, and undisclosed at 2%. Asbestos consumption in the United States […]

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Judge overturns asbestos award for $322 million!!!! Biggest ever asbestos payout to a single plaintiff!

Judge overturns asbestos award for $322 million!!!! – The biggest ever asbestos payout to a single plaintiff! The asbestos legal case began to breakdown after the award had been made last year when defense lawyers asked the Supreme Court to remove the presiding judge because he allegedly neglected to disclose that his parents had been […]

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