6 December 2023  |  Admin

Katie Parsons-Young, Consultant & Director for Kusten Vorland says, "Clarifying the distinction between a re-inspection and a survey is paramount. This raises concerns about the clarity of surveying scopes and the need for transparent, consistent assessments. It all begins with effective asbestos training, underscoring the fact that the existing Asbestos Awareness syllabus may not be universally suitable for all purposes".

27 November 2023  |  Admin
Asbestos in Schools

Bespoke strategies for Schools could be rolled out nationally...

21 November 2023  |  Admin
In Memoriam: Mavis Nye - A Legacy of Resilience and Advocacy

Mavis's story began in the 1950s when, at the age of 15, she met Ray, who would become her lifelong partner. Little did they know that the invisible dust of asbestos, present in Ray's work clothes from the Royal Naval Dockyard, would have profound consequences on their lives in the years to come. They built a family together, living a seemingly normal life, unaware of the silent threat that lingered.

29 January 2023  |  Admin

Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening. 2,544 mesothelioma deaths in 2020, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos. 530 deaths in 2020 mentioning asbestosis on the death certificate (excluding deaths that also mention mesothelioma).

25 October 2022  |  Admin

The Mavis Nye Foundation was created to inspire victims of mesothelioma, an asbestos related terminal Cancer. To give hope to fellow victims and show a light at the end of the tunnel. In sharing a brief story of her journey she hopes to dispel some of the fear and myths. Mavis was suddenly aware that her breathing was laboured during a short walk to the shop across the road. An urgent appointment with her GP was made and within hours she was admitted into hospital where seven litres of fluid were drained from her lung. After weeks of tests and biopsies, she was given the news that she had mesothelioma...

8 September 2022  |  Admin

Asbestos is thought to have been contained in over 4,000 products.

The three main types of asbestos are blue, brown and white asbestos, which were used in countless building products. But as it was often mixed with other materials it can be hard to know if you’ve found it or not. Below are some typical examples of asbestos containing materials in domestic and non-domestic premises..

29 June 2022  |  Admin
The Day We Went Viral!

According to local press reports, a huge tarantula skin was discovered by workers from the asbestos removal business Kusten Vorland on Tuesday afternoon. Although not yet confirmed, Cardiff Reptile Centre, who were shown a picture of the skin, believe the animal could be a Chilean rose tarantula.

A spokesperson for the Reptile Centre said they were shown a picture of the skin in a plastic bag - and that it was definitely a tarantula - but they could not say for certain what species it was. Wales Online reported that the skin was originally found after the asbestos removal team moved into a darkened loft area of an abandoned house in the Roath area of Cardiff.

21 April 2022  |  Admin

Published on 12 April 2022 by The Work and Pensions Committee, a report into The Health and Safety Executives Approach to Asbestos Management is now available to view.

26 March 2022  |  Admin
Where asbestos may be located within a residential property?

Asbestos can be hidden within the fabric of the building and therefore it may not be immediately obvious.

1 September 2021  |  Admin

Starting Monday 4 October 2021, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are running a month-long inspection initiative supported by Kusten Vorland. HSE inspectors across the UK will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch with the focus being on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease. The inspectors will be looking at the control measures businesses have in place to protect their workers lungs from construction dust including wood dust, silica, and asbestos.

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