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Prison sentence for businessman who failed to obtain asbestos refurbishment survey

Asbestos refurbishment survey wasn’t conducted prior to building renovations The HSE have successfully prosecuted a businessman from Manchester after he carried out renovations to a building he owned without having an asbestos refurbishment survey done first. Renovations were carried out at 1-3 Stephenson Square, Manchester, between 1st April 2012 and 12th October 2017. It was […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 16, 2018

Asbestos Surveyor missed amosite and chrysotile asbestos

Asbestos surveyor had no asbestos surveying training An Asbestos Surveyor and a property management consultancy have both been taken to court and fined more than £15,000 after they provided a majorly inadequate refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey. The company employed to conduct the asbestos survey, Home Inspectors Southern, failed to identify chrysotile and amosite asbestos. […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2018

Asbestos health check being offered on NHS for Grenfell survivors

NHS to offer £50m asbestos health check screening programme in wake of disaster Following concerns over potential asbestos poisoning, Grenfell tower survivors are being offered an asbestos health check screening by the NHS. The decision has been reached after the NHS were urged by senior coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox, to take action to prevent any more […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

Asbestos warning as plans for new housing site agreed

Housing estate to be built on former landfill site despite asbestos warning Town planners have given the go ahead to building a new housing estate in Holmfirth, Leeds, on the site of a former landfill site, despite an asbestos warning from a councillor. The former landfill site is said to be contaminated by asbestos, mercury, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 05, 2018

Asbestos Campaigners receive damages from intelligence agency

Agency spied on Asbestos Campaigners for years In a case that has been ongoing since October 2016 against Mayfair based K2 intelligence limited, the agency have finally agreed to pay substantial damages to five leading anti asbestos campaigners. K2’s Executive Managing Director Matteo Bigazzi and Robert Moore were accused of spying on the asbestos campaigners Laurie Kazan-Allen, Harminder Bains, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2018

DFE re-opens asbestos management assurance process in schools as 1 in 4 fail to respond

Asbestos management in schools – DFE re-opens survey The DFE (Department for Education) has had to re-open its “asbestos management assurance process” as 1 in 4 schools have failed to respond. The process asks schools to declare if they are compliant or not with their legal duty to manage asbestos on their premises. Schools had […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 26, 2018

Christmas decorations in school pose asbestos risk

Warning issued to schools by JUAC With Christmas fast approaching, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) has issued a warning to people about the hidden danger of putting up Christmas decorations in school. The JUAC unions are requesting that teachers and school staff take extreme care when putting up their Christmas decorations, children’s artwork and […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 12, 2018

Asbestos dust caused death of Electrician’s wife

Man suing Vauxhall over asbestos dust A man who worked as an electrician has said his wife died as a result of asbestos dust. John Carey says he would come home with asbestos dust on his coveralls and in his hair, sideburns and moustache. The asbestos dust was breathed in by Lydia over a 3 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 17, 2018

Construction companies fined for removing asbestos ceiling tiles

Asbestos ceiling tiles were removed from primary school Two construction companies have received a fine following refurbishment works they carried out on a Derby school where they removed asbestos ceiling tiles. They received the fine because they allowed sub-contractors they had employed to be exposed to asbestos fibers. The case was heard at Derby Crown […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 14, 2019

Man receives prison sentence for dumping asbestos

Jail sentence for man caught dumping asbestos A man has been jailed for 4 months after he was found guilty of dumping asbestos waste on the North York Moors last August. He was tracked down by police through ‘operation eyeball’. Darren Goddard from Lazenby, near Middlesbrough, admitted to dumping asbestos waste and other building materials […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 30, 2019
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