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The ‘Duty to Manage Asbestos’ is contained in Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012. It requires that a Duty Holder be appointed and they are responsible to: take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what […]
Sherborne School in Dorset and the Director of the company overseeing a refurbishment of the School have been prosecuted after an investigation found they had failed to identify and prevent the risk of asbestos exposure at the school. An investigation by the HSE found that Asbestos Insulation Boards were removed in an unsafe way, exposing […]
A derelict school was set alight by arsonists on 22nd May 2012 and at it’s height the blaze caused enough concern to evacuate 30 nearby houses while firefighters brought it under control. The remains of the building were later deemed unsafe and it was ordered to be demolished. The former St Mark’s Primary School, in […]
The announcement by the Quebec Government of a $58-million loan to facilitate the reopening of the Jeffrey Asbestos Mine has envoked outcry from various Health and Safety promoters. The Jeffrey mine was closed last year due to financial difficulties but the loan will allow for more than two-thirds of the cost of renovating and reopening […]
A building belonging to Bloomfield Collegiate School, East Belfast, which is rented out to a private nursery have been found to contain damaged asbestos. Although the building is separate from the school, some senior pupils and members of staff from the school still also use part of the building. Last year the school decided to […]
GKN Aerospace Services Ltd and Lybrook Constructors Ltd, trading as DL Group, have been found guilty of various asbestos related safety failings after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN’s premises in Yeovil, Somerset. DL Group was requested, by GKN Aerospace Services Ltd on 17 June 2010, to remove ceiling tiles within its treatment […]