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Cheltenham contractor and retailer prosecuted for asbestos exposure

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A Cheltenham contractor and a retailer have been found guilty and fined after a construction worker was exposed to asbestos during a refurbishment project on a retail shop in Cheltenham. Simon Cooper was engaged by Hutchinson Hi Fi and Vision Ltd in February 2010 to refurbish an empty shop […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2012

Asbestos survey failures lead to exposure to asbestos on cruise ship

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A tour operator and a ship management firm have been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres during refurbishment work on board a cruise ship. An investigation by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the companies had instructed two self-employed labourers to remove ceiling panels and […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 03, 2012

Two Greater Manchester Companies fined after exposing workers to asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Two property companies, based in Greater Manchester, have been fined a total of £55,000 plus court costs after a hearing found that they had breached Asbestos Health and Safety Regulations by exposing workers to asbestos fibres. Legal action was taken by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) against Manchester-based […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 29, 2012

Duty to Manage Asbestos – Asbestos Register Assessments

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The ‘Duty to Manage Asbestos’ is contained in Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012. It requires that a Duty Holder be appointed and they are responsible to: take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2012

Unsafe removal of asbestos at Dorset school puts works and pupils at risk

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Sherborne School in Dorset and the Director of the company overseeing a refurbishment of the School have been prosecuted after an investigation found they had failed to identify and prevent the risk of asbestos exposure at the school. An investigation by the HSE found that Asbestos Insulation Boards were […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 18, 2012

Fire at derelict school spreads asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A derelict school was set alight by arsonists on 22nd May 2012 and at it’s height the blaze caused enough concern to evacuate 30 nearby houses while firefighters brought it under control. The remains of the building were later deemed unsafe and it was ordered to be demolished. The […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 13, 2012

Outcry as government loan enables Quebec asbestos mine to reopen

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 The announcement by the Quebec Government of a $58-million loan to facilitate the reopening of the Jeffrey Asbestos Mine has envoked outcry from various Health and Safety promoters. The Jeffrey mine was closed last year due to financial difficulties but the loan will allow for more than two-thirds of […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 09, 2012

Damaged asbestos found in buildings rented out to private nursery

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 A building belonging to Bloomfield Collegiate School, East Belfast, which is rented out to a private nursery have been found to contain damaged asbestos.  Although the building is separate from the school, some senior pupils and members of staff from the school still also use part of the building. […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 06, 2012

Contractors exposed to asbestos after series of safety failings

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 GKN Aerospace Services Ltd and Lybrook Constructors Ltd, trading as DL Group, have been found guilty of various asbestos related safety failings after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN’s premises in Yeovil, Somerset. DL Group was requested, by GKN Aerospace Services Ltd on 17 June 2010, to […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 05, 2012

Sussex estate agent fined for the spread of asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016 Brian Marshall, the Director of Supply on Demand estate agents, has been fined after failing to manage the spread of asbestos during the demolition of a building. Brighton Magistrates Court heard that Mr Marshall instructed a worker to dismantle a building at Bluebell Business Estate, Uckfield, with an excavator. […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 29, 2012
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