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Asbestos Location Equipment in Real Time


A.L.E.R.T. - Asbestos Location Equipment in Real Time

The Alert Project Initiated by The Select Group of Companies in 2008, the Alert project was an R&D project run by a consortium of leading European experts and funded in part by the EUís Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) from 2010-2013.

The Alert Project's R&D objective was to develop cutting edge technology in the form of the world's 1st real-time, affordable and portable detector of lethal airborne asbestos fibres. ALERT stands for:- Asbestos Locating Equipment in Real Time.

Alert Today Following the successful completion of the its FP7 funded R&D phase, consortium initiator and exploitation manager, The Select Group of Companies, are spinning out a new company called Alert Technology Ltd which is solely focused on the commercialization of the Asbestos ALERT range of warning devices.

Alert Technology currently has two models ready for rapid commercialization and are looking to raise the equity investment needed to fast track Alertís global market launch, create new jobs in the area and to begin research and development on new industry specific models.

Alert Technology Ltd is looking to raise a total of up to £2.5m over the next two years. Alert have on board NCL, a London based venture capitalist investors who specialise in investments in pre-revenue disruptive technology primed to for commercialisation. To raise the balance of funds needed Alert are running a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube in October 2016. For more information please visit Alert's website or go to Crowdcube.


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    Why is the Alert Project so vitally important?

  • Asbestos, one of the world's most deadly industrial toxins, is most lethal when its fibrous nature is disturbed and the airborne fibres are inhaled
  • Banned from use in the UK in 1999 there is still a massive legacy in the UK as most buildings constructed prior to that date will contain asbestos is some form
  • Banned completely in the EU in 2005, there are over 25,000 deaths per year attributed to asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos is predicted to kill 100,000 people per year worldwide over the next 20 years (= 2,000,000 people over 20 years worldwide)
  • Still exported from Canada to developing countries such as India, China and South America the threat of asbestos is a global problem and one that will take generations to deal with whilst claiming millions of victims in the process
  • Currently, there is no known instrument in existence which pro-actively detects and warns against the presence of asbestos fibres in the air in real time

Alert is a Risk Reduction Tool

Why is asbestos a problem? Why is asbestos a problem?

For more on Asbestos visit the Asbestos page on Select or HSE Hidden Killer Website

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A.L.E.R.T. - Asbestos Location Equipment in Real Time