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Safety worries as asbestos in 60% of Welsh schools

Inconsistent monitoring of asbestos in Welsh schools could put pupils and staff at risk, unions have warned A Freedom of […]

Construction company fined for employee asbestos exposure

Construction company fined for employee asbestos exposure MS Properties (Northern) Ltd have been fined for safety breaches after employees were […]

Doncaster engineering company fined after worker diagnosed with occupational asthma

Doncaster engineering company fined after worker diagnosed with occupational asthma Lantern Engineering ltd was sentenced for health breaches after workers […]

HSE plans blitz on dust

HSE plans blitz on dust The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is planning a construction industry inspection blitz, focusing on […]

Thames Laboratories are proud to have made the SME Climate Hub Commitment!

Thames Laboratories is serious about the climate emergency, which is why we’ve signed up for the SME Climate Hub Commitment. […]

Patients in battle with deadly asbestos lung cancer are living longer, healthier lives thanks to breakthrough immune-boosting drug

Patients in battle with deadly asbestos lung cancer are living longer, healthier lives thanks to breakthrough immune-boosting drug Results from […]

Garage door installer fined for asbestos safety failings

Garage door installer fined for asbestos safety failings A garage door installation company has been fined after failing to manage […]

Company and contractor fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Company and contractor fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos An industrial packaging manufacturer and its Cheshire-based maintenance contractor […]

City worker dies of asbestos-related cancer aged 49 after ‘her offices in Fenchurch Street were refurbished’

City worker dies of asbestos-related cancer aged 49 after ‘her offices in Fenchurch Street were refurbished’ Lisa Goldsworthy died in […]

Household tasks that should never be attempted to avoid costly DIY disasters

Household tasks that should never be attempted to avoid costly DIY disasters The danger of unqualified, inexperienced people taking on […]

Fly-tipped waste in Chatteris blights rural walk

Fly-tipped waste in Chatteris blights rural walk Walkers who regularly use a Fenland path are hoping that four months after […]

Peterborough carpenter living with asbestos cancer donates thousands to charity after securing six-figure payout

Peterborough carpenter living with asbestos cancer donates thousands to charity after securing six-figure payout A former Peterborough carpenter who was […]

Data reveals impact of deadly asbestos-related cancer in Peterborough as inquiry is launched

Data reveals impact of deadly asbestos-related cancer in Peterborough as inquiry is launched Asbestos-related cancer has claimed the lives of […]

Lowestoft woman gets cancer from asbestos-laden clothing

Lowestoft woman gets cancer from asbestos-laden clothing Irene Spence, from Lowestoft, washed her marine engineer husband’s work clothes every day. […]

Calls for evidence as enquiry launched on dangers of workplace asbestos

Calls for evidence as enquiry launched on dangers of workplace asbestos An inquiry has been called into the current risks […]

Map of ‘cancer causing’ schools shows horror time-bomb

MPs are set to launch a Parliamentary inquiry into the failure to replace asbestos-riddled schools across the UK which have […]

Types of Asbestos Surveys

Thames Laboratories Asbestos Survey Service The asbestos survey is an essential part of the management of any asbestos materials within […]

Asbestos – The Hidden Killer

Protect yourself against the hidden killer… Buildings that were built before the year 2000 are likely to still contain asbestos […]

Client and Contractor Share Blame for Asbestos Failings

A construction company and its customer have both been fined after failing to manage asbestos safely during a refurbishment of […]

A 78 year old woman has died from mesothelioma after breathing in asbestos fibres from husband’s work clothes

Nelan Jones, 78, is believed to have contracted a deadly illness after breathing in the asbestos from the work clothes […]

Leicester-led research gives hope to people with asbestos-linked cancer

Leicester-led Research Gives Hope to People with Asbestos-linked Cancer A study that took place at the Hope Cancer Trials Centre […]

What are the different types of asbestos sampling?

The different types of asbestos sampling Our highly skilled team have carried out works for a wide range of clients […]

What is an Asbestos Survey and Why Should I have One?

What is an Asbestos Survey and Why Should I have One? By knowing where the asbestos is within your property, […]

Terminally ill carpenter from Cambridgeshire has ‘new hope for future’ thanks to cancer drug trial in Leicester

David Squires, 64, who was a Carpenter in asbestos, has mesothelioma – a cancer caused by inhaling asbestos dust. A […]

Is Asbestos Training a Legal Responsibility?

Is Asbestos Training a Legal Responsibility? Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2012 (CAR 2012) requires employers to […]

What Precautions Should I Take if I Suspect Asbestos in my Property?

What Precautions Should I Take if I Suspect Asbestos in my Property? If you suspect that a material may contain […]

Construction Firm Fined After Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Construction Firm Fined After Workers Exposed to Asbestos A construction company has been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos […]

Dad who helped build St Ives school dies of asbestos-related cancer

David Johnson volunteered on the extension project as the school had a tight budget and “nothing was too much trouble […]

Asbestos Management

Thames Laboratories Asbestos Management Service We are a leading consultancy providing asbestos solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential properties throughout […]

Action Mesothelioma Day 2021

Action Mesothelioma Day 2021 Action Mesothelioma Day is Friday 2 July 2021. Mesothelioma is deadly cancer usually caused by breathing […]

HSE Approach to Asbestos Management Examined

HSE Approach to Asbestos Management Examined The Work and Pensions Committee launches an enquiry into how the Health & Safety […]

Cambridge Dad Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer after being Exposed to Asbestos

Tim Reed, 67, from Bar Hill, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs, in […]

Manufacturing Company Fined after Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Power Link Machines (UK) Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after the HSE was informed the company was using gaskets […]

Where Asbestos Can Be Found

Where Asbestos Can Be Found… Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the […]

Why is Asbestos Dangerous?

Why is Asbestos Dangerous? At present, the number of people in the UK suffering from past asbestos exposure is still […]

What To Expect From Your Asbestos Survey

Thames Laboratories believe that high-quality and consistent communication and engagement with the client and their residents is vital to a […]

What Are The Real Costs of Asbestos?

It is well known that exposure to asbestos kills. The current estimate puts the number of deaths as a result of exposure at just over 5,000 per annum. The cost of removing all asbestos from the UK would be prohibitively expensive. But if we leave it in place and the number of deaths remain, then what would this cost us?

Keeping Our Staff Safe is Crucial

At Thames Laboratories we take our staff safety seriously at all times. Ahead of Boris Johnson’s announcement this week, we […]

Merry Christmas from Thames Laboratories!

    This year was very tough for all of us! Christmas is going to be different this year for […]

COVID-19: Guidance for Building Occupants

The safety of our staff and all those we come into contact with during the course of our work is […]

COVID-19 News Update 

COVID-19 News Update  We know these are difficult and uncertain times. We wanted to reassure all clients that we are […]

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Thames Labs Supporting LandAid

Thames Laboratories pledge to provide free advice to charities through LandAid’s Pro Bono programme… Thames Laboratories are very pleased to […]

Two Companies Fined After Disturbing Asbestos

Two companies have been fined after asbestos was found during refurbishment work. No refurbishment and demolition survey was carried out to determine the presence of asbestos on the site. Two workers stripped out the AIB without any effective precautions and therefore received significant exposure to asbestos fibres.

Mr Fluffy: Canberra’s Asbestos Legacy

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, homes scattered across Canberra and New South Wales were insulated by the Mr Fluffy asbestos products. Despite a national cleanup effort two decades ago, new evidence shows more than a thousand of those homes are still toxic.

Ucatt: Call for Mandatory Asbestos Surveys

Social housing landlords should have a ‘legal duty’ to undertake asbestos surveys. With a motion to publicise those involved in exposing members to asbestos

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