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John Lewis of John Lewis Plant Hire and Contracts has been given a 6 month suspended sentence for a catalogue of asbestos related failings, at Laganside Crown Court, Northern Ireland. Following a complaint form the general public, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) visited the demolition site on Broadway Industrial Estate. During […]
A Plumber from Nottinghamshire has been fined after putting, his son and a young family at risk of asbestos exposure. The plumber, Dean Fisk had been employed to replace a galvanized water tank in the loft of a house in Clifton. The Health and Safety Executive told Nottingham magistrates, that Mr Fisk had failed to […]
Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) and its contractors stand accused of discovering and then leaving asbestos spores in a family home The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed it has been informed of the incident on April 12 2013. It had also been revealed that this is not the first time that YHN have been […]
The future of The Albert Hotel in Blackpool hangs in the balance after waste asbestos was discovered in the boiler room area of the pub. During several inspections in February of this year, the pub has been accused of breaking health and safety laws in regards to the asbestos as well as blocked fire exits, […]
Schools in the UK have been sent urgent warnings by Unions in April 2013, to check whether they have warm air cabinet heaters. Such heaters have the potential to contain dangerous asbestos fibres. The stark warning follows a case dating back to October 2012, involving a High School in Wales. It was revealed that Cwmcarn […]
The Joint Union Asbestos Committee attended an education committee hearing in March 2013 to discuss what can be done about the amount of asbestos in schools. Michael Lees from the campaign group Asbestos in Schools, was amongst those who attended the committee meeting, to debate the issues surrounding asbestos. Michael’s wife Gina was a school teacher, who […]