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How to ensure your company operates within the Asbestos Regulations

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness in Great Britain. They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury in the workplace. The Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG) is a forum of key […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 14, 2012

Failure to take Asbestos Survey into account lead to workers to be exposed to asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A plumbing company has been prosecuted for serious safety failings which may have led to two workers being exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres during a major refurbishment project on flats in Aberystwyth, Wales. Superior Plumbing Installations Ltd failed to provide the workers, a site manager and a subcontractor, with […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 11, 2012

Armco have been assessed as compliant to the CHAS standard

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 There were celebrations in the Armco office as our accreditation to the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) was reviewed and marked as compliant. CHAS are dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments for both suppliers and buyers to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard, with […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 03, 2012

Download free copy of ‘Managing Asbestos in Buildings’

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)’s website is offering a free download of their leaflet entitled ‘Managing Asbestos in Building’ aimed at people who own, manage or have responsibilities for buildings which may contain asbestos. This includes all non-domestic buildings, whatever the type of business, and the common areas […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 27, 2012

Demolition Company prosecuted after ignoring Asbestos Survey reccomendations

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A Cheltenham demolition company has been prosecuted after exposing its own workers to dangerous asbestos fibres and illegally removing asbestos waste from a property in Gloucester. DA Environmental Services Ltd were prosecuted by the Health and Safety (HSE) at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on 5th November 2012 for breaching three […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 08, 2012

Toxic asbestos waste dumped on GP’s Car park in Streatham, London

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Toxic asbestos was found dumped in a GP’s car park putting both patients and doctors at risk. The asbestos was dumped after dark on Friday, 23rd October 2012 at Rowans Surgery on Windermere Road in Streatham, London. The GP Surgery was charged more than £1000 to get a specialist […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 02, 2012

Appeal to trace illegal asbestos fly tippers in Dale Abbey, Erewash

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 An appeal has been launched to help trace those responsible for dumping asbestos waste on No Man’s Lane in Dale Abbey in the Erewash District of Derbyshire. The waste was discovered on the morning of Thursday, October 25, by Erewash Borough Council street cleaners. The council’s neighbourhood wardens were […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 01, 2012

Local residents reported demolition contractor who failed to implement and Asbestos Demolition Survey

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Local residents in the Wimbledon Chase tube station area raised the alarm when they noticed that workers on a nearby site were smashing up asbestos containing materials (ACM’s), dropping the material from a great height and leaving it littering the site. Further concerns were raised as the site, which […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 25, 2012

Family fight for justice over asbestos related death of former Watford joiner

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The family of a former Watford joiner, who died of an asbestos-related cancer, are fighting for justice for their father by urging former colleagues to come forward with further information. Grandfather-of-eight Michael Wareham from Rickmansworth, died in May 2010 aged 73 of mesothelioma, a cancer in the lining of […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2012

Asbestos find at school hits relocation plans for Council with asbestos already in Town Hall

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A Walthamstow Council has been criticised regarding asbestos in public buildings following revelations over the discovery of the toxic fibre in a school. The authority is already under investigation by the government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over its handling of the problem in Waltham Forest Town Hall, and now details […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 19, 2012
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