Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- A protest Blog today as the HSE has given Controversial Advice –A step backwards on the Asbestos world

Im going to be technical tonight -sorry but the HSE has gone mad.

They have come up wit a very dangerous tool for advice I want to share it with you as something must be done to protect people against Asbestos.

All our campaigning is going out of the window.

Iatp Asbestos

IATP have written a newsletter that explains it.

1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Health and Safety Executive launches new safety campaign as an average of 20 tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases.

Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**.

As well as illustrating how often tradespeople can be exposed to asbestos, the survey revealed some common myths believed by those at risk, with 1 in seven (14 per cent) believing that drinking a glass of water will help protect them from the deadly dust and one in four (27 per cent) thinking that opening a window will help to keep them safe.

Only a third (30 per cent) of those asked, were able to identify all the correct measures for safe asbestos working, whilst more than half (57 per cent) made at least one potentially lethal mistake in trying to identify how to stay safe.

Twenty tradespeople, on average, die every week from asbestos related diseases.

Asbestos can be found in walls and ceilings, or the structure of a building, as well as a host of other places like floor tiles, boilers, toilet cisterns, guttering and soffits.

It can be disturbed by basic maintenance work like drilling holes and sanding and once disturbed, the microscopic fibres can prove lethal if breathed in, causing lung disease and cancer.

The research, undertaken by Censuswide in September 2014, shows that while more than half (53 per cent) knew that asbestos could be in old buildings built before 1970, only 15 per cent knew that it could still be found in buildings built up to the year 2000.

And although many of those surveyed could pinpoint some asbestos-containing materials, others were clueless, with only 19 per cent recognising it could also be hidden in common fixtures such as toilet seats and cisterns.

To encourage tradespeople to think about asbestos on every job so they are prepared to deal with the danger, HSE has launched a new safety campaign. Mark Harper, Minister responsible for Health and Safety, launched the campaign at the TradePoint store in Cricklewood. TradePoint is supporting the campaign by distributing asbestos safety kits to tradespeople through their stores across Great Britain.

A key feature of the campaign is the creation of a new web app for phones, tablets and laptops that helps tradespeople easily identify where they could come into contact with the deadly material as they go about their day-to-day work and gives them tailored help on how to deal with the risks.    PLEASE CLICK ON HERE Web App

You will see that disposal of Asbestos isnt mentioned. Its saying that working with it for 2 hours DIY isnt dangerous. Please stop the silly talk.

ASBESTOS is dangerous after  2 hours  is silly advice as 1 Fiber will kill you.

its expensive to remove asbestos, a trades man in your home will be much cheaper, it will affect surveyors, training, insurance and worst of all leave homeowners wide open to exposure .

IATP would be interested in your thoughts about the HSE campaign and content. mail to

The funny enough BBC Look East tonight showed this tonight

Thanks to Claire for Videoing the program with little Ethan in the back ground in his bath But his lovely Dad Paul has Mesothelioma and has been operated on. So please read their blog





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