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How do you sand concrete floors

Concrete floors: How do you sand concrete floors?

Sanding concrete floors requires specific tools such as floor grinders to make sure an even finish is achieved. Concrete itself is one of the most commonly used materials in construction due to its’ affordability, durability and low maintenance properties. It is also waterproof, which makes it resistant to things like erosion. Concrete has historically been…

H Class Vacuum Cleaners

Benefits of H class vacuum cleaners

The key benefits of h class vacuum cleaners are they reduce the disruption of dust when cleaning up hazardous materials on-site, which in turn reduces exposure of workers to inhalation of dangerous particles.
Allows for the safe disposal of these materials without the risk to construction workers.

Beacon International Christmas Opening Hours

Beacon Christmas Business Hours

As the festive season draws in, we would like to make all our customers aware of the business opening hours to minimise any disruptions to your service.  We will be closed from the 23rd December 2021, this is the last day for placing orders for delivery on the 4th January 2022.  The last day for…

Draining a Beacon decontamination unit

How to drain a decontamination unit in winter?

A decontamination unit is drained by opening the valves at the source and letting the water run out of the system, i.e. sinks, showers, water tanks and boilers. All drainage areas are designed to get wet and can generally be carried out from a parked position. If there are going to be larger volumes of…

Beacon UK mobile decontamination unit

What is the difference between a mobile and modular decontamination unit?

The difference between mobile decontamination units and modular decontamination units is mobile units are facilities in a caravan style that can be towed. In contrast, modular decontamination showers are flat-packed for quick erection. Modular units can also come in different configurations, such as straight and L-Shape. Mobile units can also be slightly larger, allowing for more comfortable and thorough…

importance of having a proper face fit test

Why is it important to have a face fit test?

It is important to have a ‘Face Fit’ test as this ensures you and your team are properly protected from any hazardous materials on site. Increasing awareness of the damaging impacts of exposure to dust particles on-construction sites, highlights the importance of not just wearing a mask, but wearing a properly face fitted mask.  Individual…

Dust Kills, Health and Safety Executive Campaign

Dust Kills Campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

What is the Dust Kills Campaign? The Dust Kills Campaign is an initiative launched by the HSE to raise awareness around the dangers of inhaling dust particles within the construction industry.  They will be visiting sites of all sizes from smaller projects to major commercial developments over the month of October to ensure there are…

How to remove Artex coatings

How to remove Artex coatings?

Artex can be removed by applying water based technologies such as X-Tex to remove the decorative coating from ceilings or walls. However it is important to do this properly and carefully and ensuring limited disturbance to the coatings as they can contain asbestos.

Beacon UK Decontamination

Should a business hire or buy mobile decontamination units?

Decontamination units are a considerable investment for any business but an essential part of all licensed asbestos removal projects for contractors, that means you need to have them to carry out any work to complying with HSE guidelines.   Depending on the size of a business contributing factors such as budget, number of projects a business…