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Asbestos removal company prosecuted for forging documents

Asbestos removal firm and two managers gained asbestos licence unlawfully Last week, on 12th March 2018, a local asbestos removal company were prosecuted for forging medical and asbestos training certificates in order to obtain an asbestos removal licence from the HSE. Excavation and Contracting (UK) Ltd forged the certificates for their asbestos removal operatives. The […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 16, 2018

Asbestos concerns after a fire in Chesterfield

A blaze on Stone Lane, Chesterfield, at around 11.50pm on June 25, caused debris from an asbestos cement roof to fall onto a play area and land surrounding the building, which sparked a clean-up operation by Chesterfield Borough Council. The play area has been closed off to the public until the damaged netting has been […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 03, 2013

Blackpool pub’s license reviewed over asbestos discovery

The future of The Albert Hotel in Blackpool hangs in the balance after waste asbestos was discovered in the boiler room area of the pub. During several inspections in February of this year, the pub has been accused of breaking health and safety laws in regards to the asbestos as well as blocked fire exits, […]

Read the full article | Published May 10, 2013

Asbestos campaigners call for asbestos removal in UK schools

The Joint Union Asbestos Committee attended an education committee hearing in March 2013  to discuss what can be done about the amount of asbestos in schools. Michael Lees from the campaign group Asbestos in Schools, was amongst those who attended the committee meeting, to debate the issues surrounding asbestos. Michael’s wife Gina was a school teacher, who […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2013

Building owner and sub-contractor in court over unsafe removal of asbestos

The building owner and sub-contractor of a former Burton upon Trent brewery has been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered, one of which was  surrounding the unsafe asbestos removal  during a refurbishment project. During the hearing at Burton Upon Trent Magistrates, HSE said they had received a complaint in January 2010 from […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2013
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