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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…

What are the regulations for filtering asbestos fibres in water?

UK health and safety legislation requires any water contaminated with asbestos fibres to be filtered before it returns to mains drainage. Decontamination units provided for operatives working with asbestos-containing material inevitably will have contaminated water draining through them. On a larger scale, should any area of a building containing asbestos be at risk of flooding,…

Beacon’s Contribution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID -19 pandemic has taken its toll on us all, the impact has been profound, and the consequences are certain to be felt for years to come. As individuals and businesses, we have had to adapt to the challenging environment we have found ourselves. I wanted to give some personal insight into the past…

We’re Expanding!

We are delighted to announce that today we have acquired ARENZ, an asbestos removal equipment retailer in New Zealand. We are excited to extend our expertise globally and will continue to pride ourselves on excellent service and high-quality products. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their trust and custom,…

What type of coveralls should I use to protect me against hazardous substances?

What type of coverall should I use? There can be many reasons to use protective clothing, in particular the different types of coveralls. In most situations our bodies are effectively protected by our regular clothes and our skin. However, in some circumstances, we are subjected to environments and substances that are more harsh than day-to-day…

How to Use Bostik ET150

Bostik Idenden Sprayable Vapour Barrier Coating or ET-150 is ideal as an incapsulating barrier coating. It is often used as an asbestos encapsulant, as well as for internal and external insulated piping equipment and air conditioning ducting. The removal or incapsulation of asbestos, or material suspected to contain asbestos requires care and dismantling of any…

X-Tex: A How-To DIY Guide

How to Use X-Tex Artex Remover? Trade Strip X-Tex is an excellent Artex remover, and allows for the removal of textured coatings such as *Artex® without causing dust from harmful asbestos fibres. Some textured coatings, which were mainly sold and applied before the 1990s, may contain harmful substances such as asbestos fibres. It is important that…