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Bath building contractors exposed workers to deadly asbestos dust after failing to implement an asbestos survey

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Geoff Thomas and Son Ltd exposed two of its employees to asbestos dust while working at a residential property in the city. They allowed the workmen to demolish a basement ceiling in New King Street without adequately checking for the presence of asbestos, in the form of a legally require […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 31, 2014

A housing trust and two elevator companies fined after failing to manage asbestos during refurbishment works

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The Anchor Trust and PC Lifts, based In London, and Express Elevators Ltd, based in West Yorkshire, were fined after pleading guilty to various breeches of asbestos related legislation, after refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick lead to staff and residents being exposed to asbestos. In November 2012, The […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 24, 2014

Re-upholstery firm prosecuted for failing to implement a Management Survey of their workplace despite staff concerns

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been found guilty of asbestos related health and safety breeches and a prohibition notice after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres. Mansfield Soft Furnishings Ltd and David Mansfield were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after up to 30 […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2014

Armco launches new on-line safety essentials shop

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Armco are proud to introduce their newly launched on-line Safety Essentials shop selling various high quality personal and respiratory protective equipment at a very competitive price. We sell various hi–vis protective equipment such a vests, body warmers, bomber jackets with an elasticated waste, parker style jackets and trousers in a […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 07, 2014

Building contractor fined for breech of asbestos related safety law

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A building contractor has been found guilty of breeching asbestos safety legislation by failing to act when asbestos containing material was discovered in a basement area at the independent girls school. The court heard that Buxton Building Contractors Ltd was carrying out refurbishment works at Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 16, 2014

Health Board fined for asbestos related safety failings

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Greater Glasgow Health Board, known as NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde has found guilty and fined after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted them for exposing several workers to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during a seven-year period. The Court heard that that had failed to properly manage the risks […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 09, 2014

Council and decorating firm fined for exposing workers to asbestos

North Warwickshire Borough Council and a Birmingham decorating firm have been prosecuted for breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012 after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres. The HSE reported that that the Council was refurbishing one of their community centre in Eastlang Road, Fillongley, on 13 March 2012 when it sent a […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 03, 2014

New Approved Code of Practice for Managing and Working with Asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The Asbestos Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) referenced as L143 has now been finalised and published. Following a three month consultation period, and in response to Professor Lofstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation ‘Reclaiming Health and Safety for all’, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now published […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 20, 2013

Glass firm fined after potentially exposing 200 people to asbestos fibres

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises. The Health and Safety Executive investigated the incident, which was triggered by two fire alarm installers when they started some work at the firm’s Princess Building […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2013

Cheshire fertiliser manufacturer fined for asbestos exposure

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Cheshire 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, […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 21, 2013
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