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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on changes to the content of an Asbestos-related Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) this will consolidate two existing documents. Following an initial consultation in June 2012, it was agreed by the HSE Board that a number of ACOPs would be revised, consolidated or withdrawn in […]
Two self-employed builders from Birmingham have been sentenced for exposing residents, as well as themselves, to asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Harnek Ram of Handsworth and Gulzar Singh of Smethwick, trading as G Builders, after they illegally removed and broke up asbestos panels from a home in Handsworth between 19 and 25 […]
A property developer from Nottinghamshire has pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court have been informed that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, 64, of South Leverton, disregarded the presence of […]
A blaze on Stone Lane, Chesterfield, at around 11.50pm on June 25, caused debris from an asbestos cement roof to fall onto a play area and land surrounding the building, which sparked a clean-up operation by Chesterfield Borough Council. The play area has been closed off to the public until the damaged netting has been […]
A Scottish health board has been fined for safety failings that resulted in numerous workers and contractors being potentially exposed to deadly asbestos fibres. On the 20th June, Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Greater Glasgow Health Board, had failed to manage the risks of asbestos in a basement plant room of the Royal Hospital for […]