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Health Board fined for asbestos related safety failings

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Greater 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 […]

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, 2016 The 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 20, 2013

Glass firm fined after potentially exposing 200 people to asbestos fibres

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 19, 2013

Cheshire fertiliser manufacturer fined for asbestos exposure

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 21, 2013

Poole company fined for asbestos exposure at former factory

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 08, 2013

HSE inspections for Safer Sites Initiative in September 2013 includes asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2013

Nottinghamshire property developer found guilty to exposing employees to asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 In 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2013

Consultation on approved code of practice and working with asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 22, 2013

Builders fined for unsafe asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Two 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013
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