We provide specialist services to assist the public and private sector manage the asbestos in their buildings.

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Asbestos surveys, consultancy, management, removal and demolition.

Safer Asbestos Solutions offers a wide range of asbestos and demolition services throughout the Northeast and Northwest from our Newcastle based head office. The company was formed through the belief that we could do things better. We carry out work for both the private and public sector on projects large and small.

Our services include:

Safer Asbestos Solutions provides clients with a high quality and cost effective service. All the work we carry out is to the highest possible standard and we are a UKAS Accredited Inspection Body (No.7843) working to ISO17020. The company runs a quality management system that is aligned to the pertinent requirements of ISO9001. All staff are fully trained and insured to carry out a wide range of asbestos and demolition related projects. Please see the “about us” page for examples of both projects and clients who we work for on a regular basis.

We have an extensive list of clients which includes local authorities, housing associations, NHS, MOD, schools, Retail Chains, construction companies, architects and private clients.

Alongside the clients above we regularly work with asbestos removal companies carrying out site audits, project management and supervision and training. In addition we also act as supervisor on behalf of clients having asbestos removal works undertaken. In this role we assist the client by providing full on site supervision of removal contractors. We are fully independent and offer peace of mind in an industry that has suffered from poor quality removal projects and limited supervision of removal contractors.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any part of our service. We would be happy to help in any way that we can.

Asbestos negligence trial opens in Italy

The trial of two former executives of a Swiss building firm accused of negligence in some 2,200 asbestos-related deaths has opened in Italy. Swiss-born Stephan Schmidheiny and Jean-Louis de Cartier, of Belgium, were shareholders in building firm Eternit. The prosecution alleges thousands died from contact with asbestos fibres processed in four of the firm's plants. Neither of the two accused - who have both denied wrongdoing - were present at the trial, in the city of Turin. Italian media are calling the case, in which almost 3,000 people are seeking damages, the "trial of the century". Mr Schmidheiny alone has a team of 26 lawyers working on his defence.

Taking time

Interest in the case was so high that the trial took over three courtrooms in the northern industrial city and hundreds of relatives and journalists watched proceedings via videolink. Outside, demonstrators and relatives of victims who worked at other Eternit plants in Europe held placards calling for justice. The two suspects - one a Swiss billionaire and the other a Belgian baron - are being tried in absentia. They are accused of causing an environmental disaster and failing to take proper safety measures. If convicted they could each face 12 years in prison. Prosecutors say they are ultimately responsible for breaches in work safety rules that directly led to the deaths of 2,200 people and made several hundred others who lived and worked near the four plants ill. "The trial will be just," public prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello said as the case opened. "And it will take the time we need to give justice both to the victims and those accused."

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Safer Asbestos Solutions Ltd | Office 8 | The Studios | Oceana Business Park | Wallsend | Tyne and Wear | NE28 6UZ

t: 0191 2631203 e: info@saferasbestossolutions.com

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