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Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings Stirling council have been fined the sum of £10,500 for repeatedly ignoring safety warnings regarding asbestos in their headquarters building. Council chiefs had known about the asbestos in the basement of the Old Viewforth building for over 9 years. Yet despite knowing about the asbestos lagged pipes, they […]
Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment A contractor from Bedfordshire has received a fine following a demolition job on a building he was responsible for. He was fined for failing to carry out an asbestos assessment of the removal work. Anthony West did arrange for a pre-demolition asbestos survey to be carried […]
UK Governments compensation scheme for Mesothelioma cancer sufferers Official figures show that over £84 million has been awarded in compensation to sufferers of the asbestos related disease, Mesothelioma, and their families. This is due to a government scheme that was introduced in April 2014. The scheme is known as DMPS, Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. Statistics […]
Protect your workers from Asbestos Being exposed to asbestos as a construction worker is a huge concern, as unlike gaining an injury on site, with asbestos, it takes many years for any physical symptoms of the illness to show. There are an increasing number of people being affected by asbestos exposure, with approximately 5000 cases […]