Asbestos safety failings by Merseyside Property firm

Merseyside Property Management company fined for asbestos safety failings

A property management company in Merseyside have received a fine totaling £14,000 for asbestos safety failings.

They exposed workers and members of the public unnecessarily to asbestos.

The HSE discovered that conditions at a derelict warehouse in Bootle had fallen well below standards.

As a result, they served an immediate prohibition notice on the 4th May 2016 to Quainton Logistics and Storage.

The company were found guilty of breaching sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Quainton Logistics failed to put in place safe systems of work for the removal of asbestos.

The court heard how workers had been using crow bars to remove asbestos roof sheets, without wearing any form of protective PPE.

Besides the asbestos safety failings, the court also learned how work was being carried out near open service pits without fall restraint equipment or edge protection.

There were also no toilets or washing facilities for workers on site.

Added to this were more asbestos safety failings, in that a fork lift truck and a mobile elevated work platform were covered in broken asbestos cement sheets.

Merseyside Property Management company fined for asbestos safety failings at derelict warehouse in Bootle

Company plead guilty to breaching safety regulations

Property Management company Quainton Logistics and Storage, of Turnall Road, Widnes, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act and Regulations 15(2) and 28(6) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

As well as being fined £14,000, the company was also ordered to pay legal costs of £6870.

Jacqueline Western, HSE inspector, said afterwards, “Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards.”

Source of article:-


Latest News...
9th April 2024Last Updated on 6th June 2024 by James Jacobs Asbestos, once hailed for its fire resistance and versatility, has left a hazardous legacy in numerous buildings and constructions. Recognising its dangers, particularly the severe health risks it poses, asbestos awareness training has become not just a precaution but a legal necessity. The significance of such […] [...] Read more...
20th February 2024Asbestos, once hailed as a wonder material for its fire-resistant properties, has left a complex legacy across the globe, particularly within the construction industry. Its durability and insulating qualities made it a staple in buildings and homes, yet its hazardous impact on health is undeniable. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to serious diseases, including […] [...] Read more...
30th January 2024Asbestos, once widely used in the UK for its heat-resistant properties, now poses a significant health risk in older buildings. Identifying this material is crucial for ensuring safety, particularly in structures built before the late 20th century. For experts at Armco, specialists in asbestos surveys and removal, the ability to detect asbestos accurately is vital. […] [...] Read more...
26th October 2023Asbestos once hailed for its heat resistance and insulation properties, has been extensively used in a myriad array of industries including construction, automotive and shipbuilding. However, its use has been significantly curtailed due to the serious health risks it poses when its fibres become airborne. The objective of this blog is to shed light on […] [...] Read more...
23rd August 2023Asbestos, once celebrated for its fire-resistant properties and durability, has left an indelible mark on public health and safety due to its carcinogenic nature. While significant strides have been made in asbestos management and regulation, the journey toward effective asbestos handling is far from over. In this article, we explore the exciting innovations and advancements […] [...] Read more...
13th July 2023Last Updated on 26th July 2023 by max2021 If you are concerned there might be asbestos in your home or workplace, one option you have is to test the area and material you suspect contains ACMs – Asbestos Containing Materials. This is not a commonly held skill. So like many people, you may head to […] [...] Read more...


Published Mar 27, 2018

Get in touch
  1. <p> <label> <input type="checkbox" name="mc4wp-subscribe" value="1" /> Subscribe to our newsletter. </label> </p>