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What Is Silica And Silicosis?

Adults breathe approximately 12-20 times a minute when resting, and it’s estimated that we take between 17000 and 30000 breaths a day. For trades who work in environments where RCS (respirable crystalline silica) dust is present, every breath has the potential damage your lungs for the long-term by silicosis. What is crystalline silica? Crystalline silica […]

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The Deadly Secret of Spodden Valley

On the outskirts of Rochdale resides Spodden Valley. While picturesque, this place is home to what was one of the world’s largest asbestos factory during its peak. This now completely abandoned factory was founded in 1871, as Turner Brothers. Like most factories that ended up producing asbestos, the Turner Brothers factory was not created with […]

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What Is Friable And Non-Friable Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in the construction trade due to its many useful properties; such as being cheap, strong, and heat-resistant. This made it a very useful and sought after product. Unfortunately, if asbestos containing materials are damaged or disturbed, then the fibres can become airborne, resulting in breathing complications and diseases; thus the ban […]

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Asbestos Textiles and Garments

Raw asbestos can be woven and spun into textiles, due to its fibrous nature. This allows the material to become fire retardant, and resistant to corrosive substances. However, they aren’t indestructible, as they can still be cut. These fire retardant properties made it a common component in protective equipment for firefighters and factory workers. Weaving […]

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Fake Asbestos Snow In The Wizard of Oz

For many years, asbestos has been utilised worldwide in a commercial setting, due to its cheap cost and its many sought after properties. Most famously used in the construction trade, asbestos has made an appearance in many successful movies – most notably The Wizard of Oz 1939 version. Since the latter part of the 19th century, […]

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Vacancies at our Somerset Office

Looking for new challenges? Due to an unprecedented increase in requests for all types of asbestos surveys across all property types G&L  currently have vacancies for Trained Asbestos Surveyors. We currently require a number of full-time Asbestos Surveyors who: Have experience in carrying out Management, Refurbishment and Demolition surveys in all property types and industry sectors; […]

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Join us at BuildEx

Calling all members of construction-related trades! G&L Consultancy is delighted to be exhibiting at the Buildex Trade Show in Titanic Exhibition Centre on 12th & 13th September This is a great opportunity showcasing the latest products and services available to the building professionals. G&L will be there to provide information on all our services and […]