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Two companies fined over asbestos failures

Two companies fined over asbestos failures Failure to conduct an asbestos survey could find you in hot water with the HSE if they can prove your asbestos failures in court. Two different companies within the construction industry have been prosecuted after carrying out unsafe asbestos work. Kingsley Asbestos Services Ltd, who carry out asbestos removals, […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2017

Sussex estate agent fined for the spread of asbestos

Brian Marshall, the Director of Supply on Demand estate agents, has been fined after failing to manage the spread of asbestos during the demolition of a building. Brighton Magistrates Court heard that Mr Marshall instructed a worker to dismantle a building at Bluebell Business Estate, Uckfield, with an excavator. Contrary to the asbestos regulation, no […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 29, 2012

Cheltenham contractor and retailer prosecuted for asbestos exposure

A Cheltenham contractor and a retailer have been found guilty and fined after a construction worker was exposed to asbestos during a refurbishment project on a retail shop in Cheltenham. Simon Cooper was engaged by Hutchinson Hi Fi and Vision Ltd in February 2010 to refurbish an empty shop unit on Cheltenham High Street. Mr. […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2012

Fleetwood caterer’s family to make claim against County Council for asbestos exposure

The family of a school caterer who died from an industrial disease is preparing to make a claim against Lancashire County Council. An inquest heard Joyce Woodward, 80, of Mowbray Road, Fleetwood, died after being exposed to asbestos during her 40-year career working in schools in the area. Her daughter, Sue Partington, 56, from Thornton […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2012

Canada’s hypocritical mining and export of deadly asbestos mineral finally stopped

A huge cheer spread the globe in the minutes following the announcement by the federal government that they ‘no longer oppose global rules that restrict use and shipment of the substance”. The substance is asbestos and it’s crime? The deaths of more than 100, 000 people every worldwide and approx. 4, 000 people a year […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 20, 2012

Wokingham business fined after exposing two subcontractors

A Wokingham business has been fined for serious safety failings after two subcontractors were exposed to asbestos fibres while undertaking work at Reading University. Gardner Mechanical Services Ltd were contracted to undertake a mechanical services upgrade in a room at the University. They hired a Newbury-based contractor to undertake the project, who then in turn […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 11, 2012

Builder found guilty of failure to implement a Refurbishment and Demotion Survey

A builder from Birmingham has fined after pleading guilty to exposing young children and their parents to potentially deadly asbestos fibres when converting a property on Rover Drive, Castle Bromwich. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation following a call from a Solihull Council Environmental Health Officer who suspected unlicensed removal work was […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 13, 2013

Building contractor fined for breech of asbestos related safety law

A building contractor has been found guilty of breeching asbestos safety legislation by failing to act when asbestos containing material was discovered in a basement area at the independent girls school. The court heard that Buxton Building Contractors Ltd was carrying out refurbishment works at Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham in 2011 when a specialist […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 16, 2014
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