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Why Contractors shouldn’t rely on third party asbestos reports

Article Updated On September 18, 2019Asbestos reports may not always be accurate… A recent case in Wales involving asbestos has highlighted the fact that contractors can’t always rely on third party asbestos reports. Building Contractors will often rely upon asbestos reports and other information regarding the site which the employer has compiled. But this recent […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 05, 2018

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

Article Updated On September 18, 2019Asbestos 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 26, 2018

Asbestos health check being offered on NHS for Grenfell survivors

Article Updated On September 18, 2019NHS 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

Asbestos Surveyor missed amosite and chrysotile asbestos

Article Updated On September 18, 2019Asbestos 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2018

Builders fined for unsafe asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Two 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013

Property developer prosecuted for unsafe asbestos removal

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2013

Plumber fined for putting a young family at risk of asbestos exposure.

Article Updated On September 11, 2019A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published May 30, 2013

Unions push for asbestos surveys in schools

Article Updated On June 13, 2016Schools 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. […]

Read the full article | Published May 03, 2013

Failure to take Asbestos Survey into account lead to workers to be exposed to asbestos

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 11, 2012

Demolition Company prosecuted after ignoring Asbestos Survey reccomendations

Article Updated On June 13, 2016A 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 08, 2012
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