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Below are a number of posts containing useful tips and insights from the Directors of Auxil Limited, acknowledged industry experts and trusted advisors in the fields of Health & Safety and Human Resources, which will hopefully trigger some thoughts or ideas. 
 
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According to the HSE (in their Asbestos Related Diseases Statistics published in November 2020) over 5,000 deaths per year are being caused by Asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. 
What is Asbestos? 
Asbestos is a mineral that was mined for and used heavily in the construction/manufacturing industry following World War II, largely used in insulation, and building materials. This was due to its properties such as being a good thermal insulator, a good electrical insulator, minimal chemical reactions as well as being relatively fireproof. All these attributed made asbestos one of the best building materials. The only downside to Asbestos which was not widely known at the time was that once these Asbestos containing material are broken, the fibres they release are deadly once breathed in. 
What makes Asbestos so dangerous? 
When Asbestos containing materials or ACMs are broken or start to break-down they release exceedingly small fibres into the air, some looks like string others look like needles. 
We can all agree that companies will be compelled to think carefully about employee health and wellbeing for the foreseeable future. So, with this in mind we’ve put together 4 Top Tips to help you on your way. 
Lead by example 
• Create time in the working day for other activities that can help reduce stress. 
• Take time out to rest after busy periods: take regular breaks and use your annual leave entitlement. 
• Don’t work when you’re unwell. 
• Avoid working excessive hours or emailing employees outside working hours. 
• Encourage your team to do the same. 
 
Consider your Management style 
• Are you fair, open, and consistent? If so, your team is more likely to cope well under pressure. 
• Do you regularly give positive and constructive feedback? 
• Are you approachable and comfortable having sensitive conversations? 
• How do you handle conflicts or cases of bullying/harassment? 
• Do you adapt your management style to suit the needs of individuals? 
• Do you give your team members as much autonomy and support as you can? 
• Do you communicate change effectively and support your team through it? 
• Do you give people who work alone or in the work environment opportunities to form relationships with others? 

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