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Council working with Building firm to manage and remove asbestos from homes.

Three rivers district council in Watford has budgeted £150,000 to investigate asbestos in around 3700 homes within the district. The budget has also been specified to potentially remove asbestos from the domestic properties. Thrive Homes bought the council housing in 2008 agreeing to pay the first £1M for asbestos removal, management and investigations. This figure […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 13, 2015

Waltham Forest Council to face sentencing for asbestos failures.

Waltham Forest Council is awaiting sentencing for allowing workers to be exposed to asbestos in the basement of their town hall building. The case has been set for March 30th at the Crown Court after the judge decided the case was too serious a matter for the magistrate’s court, which could only fine a maximum […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 17, 2015

Families of Mesothelioma & Asbestos victims urging former colleagues to come forward.

Sadly, in the past we have seen many examples of employers failing to take responsibility for the safety of workers. With Mesothelioma taking usually an average of 30 years to show signs and develop, today we are seeing a high number of cases of death due to exposure in the 1960’s – 1980’s when asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 19, 2015

Asbestos charity DAST wins lottery funds.

DAST, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team are a registered charity offering help for victims of asbestos related disease. The charity helps with industrial injuries, and government presentation schemes. DAST was named charity of the year in 2014 by IATP (International Asbestos Training Providers). DAST works with sufferers and the families of Mesothelioma victims, an aggressive […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 23, 2015

Liverpool NHS Trust fined after asbestos failings.

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NSH Trust have been prosecuted by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) for failing to manage asbestos present in their building. The NHS Trust was fined £10,000 after it was found that workers may have been exposed to deadly fibres in the basement area of the office building […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 02, 2015

Asbestos Management Survey of St Marys Deane Parish Church, Bolton, Greater Manchester.

We have recently conducted an Asbestos Management Survey at St Mary’s, Deane Parish Church in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Each building within the Church of England must carry out a Quinquennial inspection. A Quinquennial inspection happens every 5 years and involves an inspection by an architect or chartered building surveyor that have been previously approved by […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 06, 2015

Asbestos still present in schools

The BBC have released figures stating that asbestos is still present in 86% or 9 out of ten schools in the UK, which is higher than what was previously reported. Asbestos was used heavily in the building industry in the 1960’s and 1970’s before it was banned in 1999. JUAC the Joint Union Asbestos Committee […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2015

Mesothelioma and asbestos related disease cases set to peak in 2015

The amount of asbestos related cancer cases such as Mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos before the 1980’s has not yet reached its peak despite killing more than 1800 people in the UK each year. There are 2100 people diagnosed with asbestos related disease each year, and most of those victims die within 12 months […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 16, 2015

Council and decorating firm fined for exposing workers to asbestos

North Warwickshire Borough Council and a Birmingham decorating firm have been prosecuted for breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012 after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres. The HSE reported that that the Council was refurbishing one of their community centre in Eastlang Road, Fillongley, on 13 March 2012 when it sent a […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 03, 2014
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