Category Archives: Asbestos News

Teachers Death Due to Asbestos Exposure in School

We have been reading a sad story today about a former teacher, the Oldham Chronicle. Former teacher, Bernard Dawson, died after being diagnosed with deadly Mesothelioma. His family believe he inhaled the toxic dust in secondary schools in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Mr. Dawson taught maths and science for over 50 years teaching and died last August, […]

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Former Employees of 2 Leeds Companies Urged to Come Forwards

Leeds Carpenter, Terry Ellis, very sadly died last June of Mesothelioma; a cancer of the lining of the lungs, aged 72. He has been exposed to asbestos at two Leeds companies where had worked in the 1960’s; George Whimpey and John Atkinson and Sons Ltd. Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer and it […]

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Asbestos in Leeds Schools

The Yorkshire Evening Post have recently published a story about the call for asbestos to be removed from classrooms in Leeds schools. As we reported back in September, latest figures show that 75% of English and Welsh schools contain asbestos. Campaigners want asbestos to be removed from classrooms. Every parent wants their child to be educated in a […]

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Landmark Victory for Victims of Asbestos Cancers

The Independent has just published online an article which is a landmark victory from The Supreme Court just yesterday (22nd October 2014). Click to view The Independent’s asbestos story. The family of a delivery driver who has sadly now died from exposure to asbestos. He was exposed to asbestos whilst delivering to Battersea Power Station […]

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Asbestos – The Facts

Asbestos is a silent killer. Being exposed to it can kill. Here are some facts that everybody needs to know.  A recent Parliamentary report has estimated that an astonishing 75%  of schools in England and Wales contain the material, according to The London Evening Standard (09.09.2014). Read more about asbestos in schools. The Health and Safety Executive’s […]

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Asbestos in Schools

A recent Parliamentary report has estimated that an astonishing 75%  of schools in England and Wales contain the material, according to The London Evening Standard (09.09.2014). 46 year old Sarah Bowman received a payout from Brent Council after being given a year to live in 2009,when she was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. Ms Bowman went into […]

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NHS Trust Fined After Exposing Workers to Asbestos

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4) states that the duty to manage asbestos is legal requirement.  This applies to both owners and occupiers of commercial premises  who are repsosible for building maintenance and repair. An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to asbestos material for more than a […]

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Locations

Pac Asbestos Surveys provide asbestos services to the whole of the UK. We have undertaken asbestos surveys and sampling for many  businesses and home owners across the Yorkshire and Greater Manchester areas. We cater for buildings of all shapes and sizes, including residential homes, tower blocks, factories, and public places.  Our doorstep work is Halifax, Huddersfield, Oldham areas with regular survey […]

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Our Latest Work

We have had a busy summer here at PAC Asbestos. Most of our work has been in Halifax, Huddersfield and Oldham, but we are also working in London from time-to-time. We are grateful for a 5 star review on Service Magic. Review by Mr A in Oldham Ol6 Project: Asbestos Survey & Sample Very professional service and great communication, kept […]

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Duty to Manage Asbestos

What is the ‘duty to manage’ asbestos and who has it? The duty to manage asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4). It applies to the owners and occupiers of commercial premises (such as shops, offices, industrial units etc) who have responsibility for maintenance and repair activities. In […]

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