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  • BOHS and the fraudster of 'impeccable character'

    March 23, 2011

    You would be forgiven for thinking that in order to be an asbestos surveyor you are legally required to be BOHS (P402 etc) or UKAS accredited.

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  • HSE Forced to Amend "Hidden Killer" Campaign

    September 29, 2009

    The Advertising Standards Authority [ASA] have recently upheld our complaint about the HSE’s massive advertising campaign claiming that asbestos kills 4500 workers every year. That was further refined to claim that 9 plumbers, 9 carpenters, and 9 electricians will die every week from asbestos exposure. The HSE must now stop making these exaggerated claims.

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  • Asbestos - The Most Expensive Word in History

    January 05, 2008

    From BSE to bird' flu, one of the most conspicuous features of our modern world has been the 'scare' - some threat to human health which becomes vastly exaggerated, provoking a hugely costly political response. In our new book Scared To Death we analyse many of the major scares of recent years, showing how they follow a remarkably consistent pattern.

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  • Fatal Cracks Appear in Asbestos Scam as HSE Shifts its Ground

    December 11, 2005

    It is not often that a newspaper columnist can claim to have played a part in a change to the law that could save this country several billion pounds. But such will be the effect of a proposal by the Health and Safety Executive to end an absurdity in Britain's asbestos law which was originally highlighted here.

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