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Two self-employed builders from Birmingham have been sentenced for exposing residents, as well as themselves, to asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Harnek Ram of Handsworth and Gulzar Singh of Smethwick, trading as G Builders, after they illegally removed and broke up asbestos panels from a home in Handsworth between 19 and 25 […]Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013
A property developer from Nottinghamshire has pleaded guilty to exposing employees to asbestos has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay fines and costs of £100,000. Nottingham Crown Court have been informed that James Roger Carlton, also known as Roger Stephen Parry, 64, of South Leverton, disregarded the presence of […]Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013
A Plumber from Nottinghamshire has been fined after putting, his son and a young family at risk of asbestos exposure. The plumber, Dean Fisk had been employed to replace a galvanized water tank in the loft of a house in Clifton. The Health and Safety Executive told Nottingham magistrates, that Mr Fisk had failed to […]Read the full article | Published May 30, 2013
Schools in the UK have been sent urgent warnings by Unions in April 2013, to check whether they have warm air cabinet heaters. Such heaters have the potential to contain dangerous asbestos fibres. The stark warning follows a case dating back to October 2012, involving a High School in Wales. It was revealed that Cwmcarn […]Read the full article | Published May 03, 2013
A plumbing company has been prosecuted for serious safety failings which may have led to two workers being exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres during a major refurbishment project on flats in Aberystwyth, Wales. Superior Plumbing Installations Ltd failed to provide the workers, a site manager and a subcontractor, with legally required information about the presence […]Read the full article | Published Dec 11, 2012
A Cheltenham demolition company has been prosecuted after exposing its own workers to dangerous asbestos fibres and illegally removing asbestos waste from a property in Gloucester. DA Environmental Services Ltd were prosecuted by the Health and Safety (HSE) at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on 5th November 2012 for breaching three regulations relating to asbestos removal. The […]Read the full article | Published Nov 08, 2012
There have been various surveys regarding asbestos awareness which have been implemented across the UK recently. UKAS carried out a survey in 2011 under the guise of Accredited Asbestos Campaign by various professionals representing a wide range of business sizes and disciplines in the UK. Another survey was carried out by the British Lung Foundation […]Read the full article | Published Jun 08, 2012