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Council fined for failing to implement recommendations made in an Asbestos Survey

Thurrock Council has been fined after admitting it failed to manage asbestos across its schools, putting the lives of  teachers and workers at risk. On 1st March 2013 the court heard that concerns regarding asbestos debris in a boiler room at Stifford Clays Junior School were raised but no action was taken. An asbestos related […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 19, 2013

Asbestos find at school hits relocation plans for Council with asbestos already in Town Hall

A Walthamstow Council has been criticised regarding asbestos in public buildings following revelations over the discovery of the toxic fibre in a school. The authority is already under investigation by the government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over its handling of the problem in Waltham Forest Town Hall, and now details have now emerged of how a […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 19, 2012

Staffordshire Council in guilty plea on asbestos exposure in school

Staffordshire Council in guilty plea on asbestos exposure in school Staffordshire County Council is facing a large fine after admitting liability after dangerous asbestos fibres were released into a primary school in 2009. It is believed asbestos Insulation board, used as thermal insulation in construction between the 1950s and 1970s, was disturbed during months of […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 21, 2012

DfE estimates more than three quarters of schools in UK contain asbestos

Last year, the Department for Education (DfE) revealed that its “best estimate” was that more than three-quarters of schools in the UK contain asbestos. In support of the above statement, figures obtained by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reveal more than 200 of the 302 state schools in Gloucestershire County Council could contain the […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 07, 2012

Two Greater Manchester Companies fined after exposing workers to asbestos

Two property companies, based in Greater Manchester, have been fined a total of £55,000 plus court costs after a hearing found that they had breached Asbestos Health and Safety Regulations by exposing workers to asbestos fibres. Legal action was taken by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) against Manchester-based developer and investor Hazelwise and Stockport […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 29, 2012

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