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Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos

Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos……………..A judge at Manchester Magistrates Court has jailed Bury Business owner, David Briggs, of Briggs Demolition, for a total of 24 weeks (6 months) for exposing his workers and the general public to deadly asbestos. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 07, 2017

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 removed improperly from Gloucestershire primary school

Company fined after asbestos removed improperly from primary school The HSE have successfully prosecuted a company who carried out refurbishment at a primary school and had asbestos removed improperly. R F Gardiner Limited did not have a licence for the asbestos removal they carried out in October 2016. As such, they put pupils, teachers, staff, […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 06, 2018

Asbestos safety failings by Merseyside Property firm

Merseyside Property Management company fined for asbestos safety failings A property management company in Merseyside have received a fine totaling £14,000 for asbestos safety failings. They exposed workers and members of the public unnecessarily to asbestos. The HSE discovered that conditions at a derelict warehouse in Bootle had fallen well below standards. As a result, they […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2018

Waste removal contractor sentenced after removing asbestos without licence

Waste removal contractor sentenced after removing asbestos without licence HSE Asbestos Removal Mark Gibson was contracted to remove asbestos from 2 different properties in Wales in September and November 2016. The HSE learnt that Mr Gibson did so without actually having a HSE asbestos removal license to remove harmful materials. Gibson traded as All-gone waste […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 08, 2017

Manufacturing company and contractor fined following exposure to asbestos

Exposure to asbestos – Companies fined As reported by the HSE, two different companies were recently prosecuted in court after they failed to prevent workers from the risk of exposure to asbestos. Mr Frank Allan of the company known as Jet Blast and Maintenance, was employed by the Carter Brothers Ltd of Rochdale to clean […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 21, 2018

Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment

Bedfordshire contractor fined after failing to carry out asbestos assessment A contractor from Bedfordshire has received a fine following a demolition job on a building he was responsible for, failing to carryout asbestos assessments. He was fined for failing to carry out an asbestos assessment of the removal work. Anthony West did arrange for a pre-demolition […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 20, 2017

Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings

Scotland council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings Asbestos Sampling Stirling council have been fined the sum of £10,500 for repeatedly ignoring safety warnings regarding asbestos in their headquarters building. Council chiefs had known about the asbestos in the basement of the Old Viewforth building for over 9 years. Yet despite knowing about the asbestos lagged […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 27, 2017

DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos

DIY Asbestos The BBC have confirmed that the team behind their popular TV show DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos. Infact, they take the matter of asbestos very seriously indeed. No work commences on a building until asbestos Surveyors have visited the site and conducted an extensive asbestos survey. The asbestos Surveyors chosen to do […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017

Asbestos Company fined for unsafe Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Company fined for unsafe Asbestos Removal A Wiltshire based asbestos company, Sarum Asbestos Ltd, have been fined after unsafe asbestos removal. At a court hearing, it was heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had received a concern from an employee of a construction company on 8 March 2013. The construction company had […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2017
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