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Poole company fined for asbestos exposure at former factory

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Poole 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 08, 2013

HSE inspections for Safer Sites Initiative in September 2013 includes asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are currently employing Construction Inspectors to carry out a major inspection and enforcement initiative targeting the refurbishment sector and this initiative includes the adherence to asbestos related regulations. The inspections began on 2nd September 2013 and will run until 27 September 2013. The initiative has been […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2013

Nottinghamshire property developer found guilty to exposing employees to asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016In Nottinghamshire a property developer who pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and also been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court was told today that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, Aged 64, from South Leverton […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2013

Consultation on approved code of practice and working with asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on changes to the content of an Asbestos-related Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) this will consolidate two existing documents. Following an initial consultation in June 2012, it was agreed by the HSE Board that a number of ACOPs would be […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 22, 2013

Builders fined for unsafe asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Two self-employed builders from Birmingham have been sentenced for exposing residents, as well as themselves, to asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Harnek Ram of Handsworth and Gulzar Singh of Smethwick, trading as G Builders, after they illegally removed and broke up asbestos panels from a home in […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013

Property developer prosecuted for unsafe asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A property developer from Nottinghamshire has pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court have been informed that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, 64, of South […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013

Asbestos concerns after a fire in Chesterfield

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A blaze on Stone Lane, Chesterfield, at around 11.50pm on June 25, caused debris from an asbestos cement roof to fall onto a play area and land surrounding the building, which sparked a clean-up operation by Chesterfield Borough Council. The play area has been closed off to the public until […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 03, 2013

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

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 03, 2013

Contractor handed a six month suspended sentence for asbestos failings.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016John 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 […]

Read the full article | Published May 31, 2013

Plumber fined for putting a young family at risk of asbestos exposure.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A Plumber from Nottinghamshire has been fined after putting, his son and a young family at risk of asbestos exposure. The plumber, Dean Fisk had been employed to replace a galvanized water tank in the loft of a house in Clifton. The Health and Safety Executive told Nottingham magistrates, that […]

Read the full article | Published May 30, 2013
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