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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

Cancer sufferer calls for asbestos to be removed from schools

A woman who has been diagnosed with cancer (Peritoneal Mesothelioma to be exact) caused by exposure to asbestos which occurred when she was in high school, calls for asbestos, a killer over over 4500 people a year to be removed from the worrying amount of schools all around the UK that contain the deadly substance. Sarah Bowman, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 22, 2014

Cheshire fertiliser manufacturer fined for asbestos exposure

Cheshire based GrowHow have been found guilty of an asbestos related health and safety breech, amongst other breeches, after refurbishment and demolition work was allowed to commence without the commissioning of the appropriate asbestos survey. It was reported that contractors had been demolishing brickwork and insulation boards for two days, using hammers, chisels and crow […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 21, 2013

Poole company fined for asbestos exposure at former factory

Poole Investments plc, of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, was fined £60,000 and ordered to pay a further £20,000 in costs after pleading guilty to three breaches of asbestos related regulations. The company was fined for various safety breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2006, after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 08, 2013

Scottish health board fined £6,000 for asbestos safety failings

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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 03, 2013

Contractor handed a six month suspended sentence for asbestos failings.

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 […]

Read the full article | Published May 31, 2013

Architects fails to show contactors asbestos survey and endangers workers lives

An architect company has been found guilty of various health and safety breeches after builders were potentially exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres during a construction project at Aberystwyth Rugby Club in Mid Wales. Aberystwyth Magistrate heard on 4th February 2013 that Dilwyn Roberts Penseiri/Architects Ltd failed to inform the contractors about the presence of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 27, 2013

Hospital Trust fined after failure to notify contractors of asbestos survey findings

A North East hospital trust has been fined after contractors carrying out work on the building were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in March 2012. Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard that over the weekend of 24/25th March 2012, contractors at the Infirmary on Queen Alexandra Road drilled through door surrounds on […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 25, 2013

Surveyors prosecuted for producing incomplete Refurbishment and Demolition asbestos survey

Two asbestos surveyors have been fined after they failed to identify asbestos in 32 different locations whilst undertaking a pre-refurbishment survey of a public house in Trafford, Manchester. David Harold and Shaun Hodgson were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) appeared in court after construction workers were exposed to asbestos fibres during the […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 02, 2013

County Council fined after failing to implement required Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey

Staffordshire County Council and a refurbishment firm have been fined for exposing a nursery class, school staff and two joiners to asbestos fibres. The incident took place during a refurbishment project at Glenthorne Community Primary School in Cheslyn Hay in February 2009 lead by G Evans (Services) Ltd, of Rudgley, who were contracted by Staffordshire […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2012
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