Posts Tagged ‘asbestos’

UKAS Accreditation For Somerset Scientific Services

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Somerset Scientific Services have once again received their UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditations for asbestos inspection and water and asbestos testing. This is an absolute essential for our team, who are committed to providing services of the highest standard. We’re so proud of their hard work and dedication, and that it has been recognised by…

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HSE investigating supply of metal gauze mats which contain asbestos

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced that two UK laboratory supply companies have supplied schools and potentially other users with gauze mats which contain asbestos. The metal gauze mats are designed for use over Bunsen burners. While they are investigating how these particular gauze mats came into circulation, it’s vital that schools,…

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We Want You To Go Home Healthy!

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Here at Somerset Scientific Services, we are supporting the HSE campaign to Go Home Healthy. They are urging employers and employees alike to look after their health. Breathing in dust, gases, vapours and fumes at work can cause life-changing lung disease or make existing conditions worse. Twelve thousand workers die each year from lung diseases…

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Be Asbestos Aware When Renovating

derelict building with tiles suspected asbestos

Planning Renovations This Year? If you’re thinking of a new extension, a bit of remodelling, or finally knocking down that old garage, have you checked for asbestos? Any property built or refurbished before 2000 could potentially contain ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials). Commonly found in corrugated roofing sheets, it was also widely used in artex-type paint…

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