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Asbestos Company fined for unsafe Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Company fined for unsafe Asbestos Removal A Wiltshire based asbestos company, Sarum Asbestos Ltd, have been fined after they removed licensable asbestos materials in an unsafe manner. At a court hearing, it was heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had received a concern from an employee of a construction company on 8 […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2017

Two companies fined over asbestos failures

Two companies fined over asbestos failures Two different companies within the construction industry have been prosecuted after carrying out unsafe asbestos work. Kingsley Asbestos Services Ltd, who carry out asbestos removals, were employed by Bourne Valley Construction Services Ltd for a job at a property in Leatherhead, Surrey. The HSE reports that Kingsley asbestos removed […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2017

DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos

The BBC have confirmed that the team behind their popular TV show DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos. Infact, they take the matter of asbestos very seriously indeed. No work commences on a building until asbestos Surveyors have visited the site and conducted an extensive asbestos survey. The asbestos Surveyors chosen to do the survey […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017

Storage Heaters That Contain Asbestos

We are often asked about storage heaters that contain asbestos ie which storage heaters inparticular and their model numbers. A lot of the older type models will most certainly contain asbestos, as it was widely used because of it’s fire retardant properties. So please find below the makes and model numbers of all known storage […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2017

Grenfell Tower disaster reveals flats contained deadly asbestos

Grenfell Tower disaster reveals flats contained deadly asbestos Health Officials have revealed that all 120 flats within the Grenfell Tower block are thought to have contained high levels of asbestos.  As a result of the fire, it is feared that asbestos particles were shrewn over the neighbouring homes. It is feared that asbestos fibers may […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2017

National Recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos

National Recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos In Australia, there has been a national recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos. The bikes are made by the company Polaris. It is the Polaris youth quad bike models that are being recalled. It’s feared that as many as 13,000 of them […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 21, 2017

Cornish waste disposal owner fined for storing hazardous asbestos

Cornish waste disposal owner fined for storing hazardous asbestos A Cornish waste disposal business owner has been ordered to pay almost £80,000 in fines and court costs. He was prosecuted for storing and treating illegal waste, including asbestos, at the site near Penzance, Cornwall. Also prosecuted was the Site Manager. They were ordered to pay […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2017

Fly Tipper from Upminster is facing jail for dumping asbestos

Fly Tipper from Upminster is facing jail for dumping asbestos A fly-tipper from Upminster is facing jail for dumping asbestos waste on a street in Beckton, Newham. The 26 year old man, Stuart Beattie, has admitted to dumping 36 tonnes of contaminated waste on Eric Clarke Lane, in two separate areas. As a result of his fly […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 19, 2017

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine

Budget hostel accommodation owners hit with large asbestos fine The Directors of Hatters Hostel Ltd in Manchester’s Northern Quarter have been fined after putting construction workers at risk over asbestos. They have been ordered to pay fines and court costs totaling over £44,000. An asbestos survey should have been carried out in the basement of […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2017

Government issues new asbestos guidance for schools

Government issues new asbestos guidance for schools A recent study has revealed that 1,060 schools in England are not safely managing the risks of asbestos or are not fully compliant with current legislation. As such, the Government have stepped in and have issued schools with new safety guidelines for them to implement and follow. The […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017
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