News & Updates




Family wins settlement in claim over teacher’s asbestos cancer death

Exclusive: Rochdale council settled case after it was revealed the school Hazel Healey worked in contained asbestos.
Read the full story here.


Asbestos and You

The HSE has launched a new campaign to remind people working on construction trades to manage the risks associated with asbestos.
Any job, any day of the week, can potentially release lethal asbestos fibres. It’s not like dust – you can’t see, smell, or feel the fibres in the air or on your clothes.
Asbestos can be found in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000. Houses built in fifties, sixties and seventies are very likely to include asbestos. It could be in the house or building you are working on right now.
5000 people a year die from past exposure to asbestos, our aim is to reduce this to zero in years to come. in the article are a series of guides, advice and links to guidance to ensure you’re aware of the dangers asbestos.

To read the full article, click here;


Company fined after surveyor dies

Company fined after surveyor dies


Eddie Stobart fined after workers exposed to asbestos


Movember Fund Raising

This year, one of our Directors, Simon Jennings is donating his top lip to Movember to raise money for Men’s Health including funding for research into finding cures for Prostrate and testicular cancer.
Please help him by visiting his fund raising page and donate what you can. There will also be updated photos of his progress there.


HSE Releases Mesothelioma statistics for Great Britain, 2022

Our friends at Start Software have just signposted that the HSE has released the Mesothelioma statistics for 2022.

The HSE report is, not surprisingly, a sobering read but also takes an unexpected look at the relationship between the coronavirus pandemic and mesothelioma deaths.


Latest HSE E Bulletin HSE inspectors to assess the management of asbestos in schools

HSE will be carrying out a programme of inspections to primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales from September 2022 onwards.

The inspections will be assessing how schools are managing the risks from asbestos within the school estate and meeting the ‘duty to manage’ (DTM) requirements under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR).

The regulations place duties on those with responsibility for the maintenance of work premises, including schools, to manage the risk from asbestos. For the majority of schools, this will be the employer.

Who will be carrying out the inspections?
The visits will be carried out by HSE inspectors, who will contact the school before visiting to arrange a suitable date and time for the inspection.


UKAS Re-branding

In January 2021, UKAS announced a new brand and website. Also announced is the updating of all logos for accredited organisations.

As a result of this, Vine will be over the next few months be undertaking a review of its documentation to bring it in line with the new logo changes.
Below is an example of how our new UKAS logo will look.


Latest UKAS Update

Vine are happy to announce that we have passed our annual UKAS assessment and have had our accreditation maintained for another year.
As part of UKAS updating their systems, all future UKAS certificate of assessment will now be in digital format.
Our new style certificate can be viewed and downloaded Here.


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