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The Health and Safety Executive has published a leaflet titled ‘Managing Asbestos in Buildings – A Brief Guide’ this year to assist people who own, manage or have responsibilities for buildings, which may contain asbestos. This includes all non-domestic buildings, whatever the type of business, and the common areas of domestic buildings, eg halls, stairwells, […]
An electrician who was exposed to asbestos during various employments in the ship and submarine building industry has died. Roland Hutchinson had devoted his life after retirement to Chaddesen Social Club and raisning awarness for bowel cancer. His daughter, Elaine Fazekas, said ‘my dad was my closest friend and I miss him dearly’. Mr. Hutchinson […]
Prince Edward, HRH the Earl of Wessex, became the first official guest at the new King David High School on Childwell Road in Liverpool on Wednesday 25th May. The project was awarded by Liverpool City Council to VINCI Construction UK as part of the Liverpool Building Schools for the Future (BSF) framework. VINCI Construction UK […]
A London based construction company has been prosecuted for various breaches, including failure to carry out a survey to identify any asbestos prior to the demolition of a house in Surrey. Laxmi Developments Ltd, a construction company based in Edgware, London and its director, Vijay Madhaparia, of Tavistock Road, Edgware have been fined after carrying […]
It has been announced by the Justice Minister that sufferers of asbestos-related cancer will initially be exempt from Government changes to “no-win, no-fee” rules. The changes to no-win, no-fee in England and Wales– which are to be contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – will prevent lawyers claiming “success fees” from […]
A large asbestos material testing laboratory company has been prosecuted after putting workers at its Tyneside premises at risk of exposure to asbestos. An investigation was launched when a complaint was received which stated that Exova (UK) Limited had not dealt with damaged asbestos at its site at The Grubb Parsons Building on Shields Road, […]
Stuart Pearson, a self-employed builder from Verwood, Dorset has been fined for demolishing a building without first carrying out an asbestos survey. He was prosecuted by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Guildford Magistrates’ Court for breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations between 20 April and 1 May 2011. The Court heard that Mr. Pearson […]