Asbestos Still Kills

Full Support Industrial is committed to offering first class training, consultancy services, advice and solutions, to minimise the risk of lung disease by ensuring the adequate and suitable Respiratory Protective Equipment is selected by all of our customers. We are proud to support the Breathe Freely campaign aimed at raising awareness of the causes of lung disease amongst construction workers.

HSE

HSE statistics show that Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure to Asbestos.  Asbestos is still a problem today – it can be present in buildings constructed or refurbished up to the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc.) so it is vital that you take the correct precautions to protect yourself.

 

Where Asbestos Hides

Buildings

Image from HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/building.htm

Asbestos is still very prevalent mainly as Asbestos insulating board which can be found in walls, ceilings, floors, fuse boxes, bath panels, windows and even as part of the insulation around boilers.

Using the correct respiratory protection is vital, and it’s so important to seek expert advice choosing your RPE.

If a full face mask is required then an excellent choice is the powered air Phantom Vision. The Phantom Vision is a very popular as it provides the ultimate in comfort and wearer appeal. The facemask is available in three sizes, the visor provides a virtually unrestricted (98%) field of vision. Filters sit low and close to the face, providing excellent balance and weight distribution. All these features are combined to produce exceptional comfort in use and therefore the highest level of wearer acceptance.

A great additional benefit to the Phantom Visions is the rubber filter shower cover for the exhalation valve which allows the respirator to continue operating while the wearer is using the decontamination shower, making it the ultimate choice in respiratory protection against Asbestos.


https://www.rpeexperts.co.uk/products/asbestos-masks/


Useful Links


Learn to recognise, evaluate and control the risk with BOHS qualifications and training. http://www.breathefreely.org.uk/asbestos-still-kills.html
The Health and Safety Executive has facts, advice and material related to working with asbestos: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/
The Health and Safety Executive has information about lung disease: http://www.hse.gov.uk/lung-disease/