119 episodes

The Property Managers Lifeline to Asbestos Management.

Join two of Acorn's Directors, best-selling authors and asbestos experts Ian Stone and Neil Munro as they educate, guide and take the complication out of asbestos management.

Get the information you need to help manage your asbestos risk.

"Remember asbestos first, not last" - Neil Munro and Ian Stone.

Asbestos Knowledge Empire Neil Munro & Ian Stone

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    • 4.9 • 107 Ratings

The Property Managers Lifeline to Asbestos Management.

Join two of Acorn's Directors, best-selling authors and asbestos experts Ian Stone and Neil Munro as they educate, guide and take the complication out of asbestos management.

Get the information you need to help manage your asbestos risk.

"Remember asbestos first, not last" - Neil Munro and Ian Stone.

    The Condition of School Buildings: A Hidden Crisis

    The Condition of School Buildings: A Hidden Crisis

    In this episode, Neil and Ian summarise the findings presented in the recent National Audit Office report on the condition of school buildings.
    They explore the startling reality that many school buildings, particularly those beyond their estimated initial design life, contain asbestos.
    This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in public health, education policy, and the ongoing challenge of asbestos management in the UK.
    Read the full report - https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/condition-of-school-buildings.pdf
    Get help with asbestos - https://www.acorn-as.com

    • 24 min
    ATaC and NORAC - First Annual Data Analysis Report

    ATaC and NORAC - First Annual Data Analysis Report

    In this episode, Neil and Ian discuss the findings presented in a recent report produced jointly by ATaC & NORAC two organisations representing the asbestos surveying sector.
    The report contains some startling statistics. Neil and Ian discuss the implications of this data, shining a light on the alarming quantity of damaged asbestos especially given that the Duty to Manage regulations aim to maintain asbestos in good condition.
     To view the report: https://www.atac.org.uk/news/first-annual-data-analysis-report-into-asbestos-in-uk-buildings-published
     Get help with asbestos: https://www.acorn-as.com/

    • 20 min
    Interview Charles Pickles: Asbestos Campaigner and Asbestos Expert

    Interview Charles Pickles: Asbestos Campaigner and Asbestos Expert

    In this episode, Neil and Ian speak to Charles Pickles who provides his in-depth opinion on the current asbestos management requirements and what should be changed.
    Charles Pickles is a renowned figure in the field of asbestos consultancy with a career dedicated to campaigning for pragmatic solutions to asbestos issues. He co-founded Lucion Environmental in 2002, which became the UK’s largest asbestos consultancy by the time of his exit in 2019.
    Since leaving Lucion he's been an active campaigner for improvements in asbestos management including:
    Airtight on asbestos campaign European Asbestos Forum Asbestonomy Written evidence to parliamentary committees  Charles Pickles - https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-pickles-05889032/
    Get help with asbestos - https://www.acorn-as.com

    • 38 min
    Interview Robin Bennett: Damage Report

    Interview Robin Bennett: Damage Report

    In this episode, Neil and Ian sit down with Robin Bennett. Robin is a renowned figure in the asbestos software industry.
    Today, Robin will share his insights on a groundbreaking report that analyzes a massive data set of 3 million asbestos samples. Gathered through their state-of-the-art software, Alpha Tracker, this is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind.
    Alpha Tracker-  https://alpha-tracker.co.uk/
    Damage Report: https://alpha-tracker.co.uk/damage - people can order a printed copy of the report. 
    Get help with asbestos - https://www.acorn-as.com

    • 27 min
    Liz Darlison MBE: Neil and Ian interview the CEO of the UKs national Mesothelioma charity – Mesothelioma UK

    Liz Darlison MBE: Neil and Ian interview the CEO of the UKs national Mesothelioma charity – Mesothelioma UK

    In this episode, Neil and Ian are joined by Liz Darlison MBE who is the Chief Executive Officer of national charity Mesothelioma UK. Liz shares her unique insights and experiences in helping people deal with the negative health effects from asbestos exposure.  

    Liz has enjoyed over 37 years of clinical practice at the University Hospitals of Leicester, and it was from there she established Mesothelioma UK, a national charity for mesothelioma. Currently, she is a Consultant Nurse at University Hospitals Leicester and is also CEO at Mesothelioma UK.   
    Liz has Honorary university positions in both Leicester and Sheffield, is very research active, keenly promotes nursing as a career and engages in pre and post graduate education.  
    In the 2019 Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday honours list Liz was invited to become a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her services to patients and cancer research.  
    Get help with asbestos - https://www.acorn-as.com

    • 51 min
    BBC Radio Northampton Interview with Neil Munro – Global Asbestos Awareness Week

    BBC Radio Northampton Interview with Neil Munro – Global Asbestos Awareness Week

    Join Neil Munro on the Helen Blaby BBC Radio Northampton show. Raising awareness of Gobal Asbestos Awareness Week and discussing the current asbestos problems faced today.
    Get help with asbestos - https://www.acorn-as.com

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Irrig8or ,

Great podcast

Full of useful info, easy to listen to. The guys are obviously experts in their field. Keep up the good work gents.

HamishMcHamish ,

Fantastic technical knowledge shared

Thanks guys for all the great technical knowledge you’ve shared. It’s really helped develop my knowledge 👍

matthew R NINE T ,

Great resource!

Simply the only resource you will need to manage asbestos.

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