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HSE charges £124 an hour for safety inspectors visits

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Controversial plans came into force on 1st October 2012 to charge contractors £124-an-hour for visits by safety inspectors. The Fee for the intervention scheme will see the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recover costs from companies caught breaking the law. An hourly charge of £124 for HSE inspectors time […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 18, 2012

Asbestos report into asbestos at all Welsh Schools ordered

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Education Minister Leighton Andrews has announced that all schools in Wales must deliver reports on their asbestos levels by next week. The decision came after Cwmcarn High School in the Welsh Caerphilly County closed unexpectedly recently due to asbestos concerns. The school management team became aware of the concerns […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2012

Wokingham business fined after exposing two subcontractors

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A Wokingham business has been fined for serious safety failings after two subcontractors were exposed to asbestos fibres while undertaking work at Reading University. Gardner Mechanical Services Ltd were contracted to undertake a mechanical services upgrade in a room at the University. They hired a Newbury-based contractor to undertake […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 11, 2012

Dawn raids lead to arrests for suspect illegal asbestos dumping

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The Country’s biggest ever probe into illegal asbestos dumping has climaxed in dawn raids which saw ten people arrested and released on conditional bail pending further enquiries until a date in January 2013. The operation involved sixty Environment Agency investigators, supported by Avon and Somerset Police, raiding several sites […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 02, 2012

Plans to dispose asbestos in Chew Valley quarry refused

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Councilors have unanimously rejected plans to use a quarry in Chew Valley, Bristol to dispose of hazardous waste, including asbestos. The Bath and North East Somerset Councilors followed the guidance of planners, who recommended the application be refused, stating that ‘it had not been demonstrated that the quarry was […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 28, 2012

Plans to dispose of asbestos in Bristol quarry are recommended to be refused

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 After months of campaigning against proposals to dispose asbestos in a quarry in the Chew Vallery, planners have also voiced their doubts regarding the plan by Oaktree Environmental. Local residents have voiced fears that the plan to dispose asbestos in Stowey Quarry could result in it leaking into the […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 24, 2012

Staffordshire Council in guilty plea on asbestos exposure in school

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Staffordshire County Council is facing a large fine after admitting liability after dangerous asbestos fibres were released into a primary school in 2009. It is believed asbestos board, used as thermal insulation in construction between the 1950s and 1970s, was disturbed during months of ongoing building works at the […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 21, 2012

Canada’s hypocritical mining and export of deadly asbestos mineral finally stopped

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A huge cheer spread the globe in the minutes following the announcement by the federal government that they ‘no longer oppose global rules that restrict use and shipment of the substance”. The substance is asbestos and it’s crime? The deaths of more than 100, 000 people every worldwide and […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 20, 2012

Suspended jail term for director of Kent firm who doctored air test results

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The director of a asbestos consultancy firm based in Bromley, Kent has been given a suspended jail sentence after removing asbestos without a licence and doctoring air test results. Southwark Crown Court was heard on 13th September 2012 that Absolute Asbestos Ltd was hired to remove all the asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 14, 2012

Company fined for failure to prevent the spread of asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A property restoration and development company has been fined after workers and the public were exposed to asbestos in a busy thoroughfare of a Lincolnshire town. J Hodgson and Sons Ltd, of Carre Street, Sleaford, disturbed asbestos insulating board during refurbishment work at the former White Hart pub in […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2012
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