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Newcastle Housing officials investigated over asbestos risk to resident.

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) and its contractors stand accused of discovering and then leaving asbestos spores in a family home The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed it has been informed of the incident on April 12 2013. It had also been revealed that this is not the first […]

Read the full article | Published May 10, 2013

Blackpool pub’s license reviewed over asbestos discovery

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The future of The Albert Hotel in Blackpool hangs in the balance after waste asbestos was discovered in the boiler room area of the pub. During several inspections in February of this year, the pub has been accused of breaking health and safety laws in regards to the asbestos as […]

Read the full article | Published May 10, 2013

Unions push for asbestos surveys in schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Schools in the UK have been sent urgent warnings by Unions in April 2013, to check whether they have warm air cabinet heaters. Such heaters have the potential to contain dangerous asbestos fibres. The stark warning follows a case dating back to October 2012, involving a High School in Wales. […]

Read the full article | Published May 03, 2013

Asbestos campaigners call for asbestos removal in UK schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The Joint Union Asbestos Committee attended an education committee hearing in March 2013  to discuss what can be done about the amount of asbestos in schools. Michael Lees from the campaign group Asbestos in Schools, was amongst those who attended the committee meeting, to debate the issues surrounding asbestos. Michael’s wife Gina […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2013

Building owner and sub-contractor in court over unsafe removal of asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016The building owner and sub-contractor of a former Burton upon Trent brewery has been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered, one of which was  surrounding the unsafe asbestos removal  during a refurbishment project. During the hearing at Burton Upon Trent Magistrates, HSE said they had received a […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2013

Hotel chain fined for asbestos risk

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A popular hotel chain has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 in fines and costs after construction workers and guests were put at risk of asbestos exposure at a Kent hotel. Between February and July of 2010, Britannia Hotels of Cheshire had failed to ensure a full asbestos survey […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 11, 2013

Council fined for failing to implement recommendations made in an Asbestos Survey

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Thurrock Council has been fined after admitting it failed to manage asbestos across its schools, putting the lives of  teachers and workers at risk. On 1st March 2013 the court heard that concerns regarding asbestos debris in a boiler room at Stifford Clays Junior School were raised but no action […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 19, 2013

Builder found guilty of failure to implement a Refurbishment and Demotion Survey

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A builder from Birmingham has fined after pleading guilty to exposing young children and their parents to potentially deadly asbestos fibres when converting a property on Rover Drive, Castle Bromwich. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation following a call from a Solihull Council Environmental Health Officer who […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 13, 2013

Architects fails to show contactors asbestos survey and endangers workers lives

Article Updated On June 13, 2016An 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 27, 2013

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

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 25, 2013
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