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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos……………..A judge at Manchester Magistrates Court has jailed Bury Business owner, David Briggs, of Briggs Demolition, for a total of 24 weeks (6 months) for exposing his workers and the general public to deadly asbestos. […]
BBC Antiques Roadshow criticised over asbestos containing gas mask The BBC have had to apologise after airing an episode last week featuring a Second World War gas mask, which is believed to contain deadly asbestos. A woman brought the mask onto the programme in the hope of learning more about where it had come from and if […]
Investigation into Yuanda UK following asbestos in Australia It has come to light that an investigation into Yuanda UK following asbestos in Australia has been launched. They are being investigated by the HSE in order to determine whether or not they have imported building products containing asbestos. It follows the discovery that Yuanda Australia used […]