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1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**. 

Hove firm prosecuted after flouting asbestos laws

A Hove-based firm has been fined after it flouted asbestos regulations and removed some of the dangerous material just three weeks after being refused a licence to carry out such work.

Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little or no experience of building and construction work have been given prison sentences after they exposed workers to asbestos.

NHS Trust in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire. 

Asbestos: ignore it at your peril – Harrogate, 3 September 2014

This free event will help you identify, manage and control exposure to Asbestos, protecting the health of yourself, employees, contractors/workmen and the public.

Directors and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

A Hartlepool firm and two of its directors have been fined along with a second company after redundant steel work was removed, putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos.

HSE announces results of asbestos management in schools inspections 2013/14

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the results of its latest asbestos in schools inspection initiative, which took place in 2013/14.

Shropshire director jailed for illegal supply of asbestos sheeting after worker fell to his death

A 64-year-old Shropshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after his company illegally supplied roofing panels containing asbestos.

Asbestos firm’s errors exposed workers to hidden killer

A specialist asbestos removal company has been fined after it exposed workers to dangerous fibres during demolition of a former school building.

Suffolk firm in court after homeowners exposed to asbestos

A Suffolk building contractor has been fined after it exposed workers and homeowners to potentially fatal asbestos material during work on a garage extension at a home in Ipswich.

Worker in court after asbestos exposure

A supervisor in charge of removing asbestos from a Canterbury school boiler house has been prosecuted after he recklessly exposed himself to the potentially-dangerous material.

Firm in court for failing to communicate known asbestos risk

A Battersea building firm has been fined for failing to highlight the known presence of asbestos insulating board (AIB) at a Berkshire warehouse – exposing a foreman and others to potential harm when it was ripped out during refurbishment work.

Developer in court for breaking asbestos safety code

A Bristol property developer has been fined after it exposed employees to asbestos while working on a former Marks and Spencer shop building.

Portsmouth company in court over asbestos exposure dangers

A Portsmouth demolition firm faced criminal charges in court today (31 March) after stripping more than 50 metres of potentially-deadly asbestos board without a license and potentially putting workers at risk.

Case 266 – All visitors must be shown asbestos register

Visitors to the offices of a retail outlet are shown the comprehensive asbestos register, even if their visit is to simply attend a meeting.

Bath building contractors exposed workers to deadly asbestos dust

A Bath building contractor exposed two of its employees to asbestos dust while working at a residential property in the city, a court heard today (19 March).

Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

A Suffolk window replacement company has been fined after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds.

Housing trust and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

A trust providing housing and care for the elderly and two firms hired to carry out refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick have been fined after staff and residents were put at risk of exposure to asbestos.

Rochdale workers exposed to asbestos fibres for five years

A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres for nearly five years.

Surrey firm in court after asbestos find at girls’ school

A building contractor has been fined for ignoring asbestos safety rules after the potentially deadly material was discovered in a basement area at the independent Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham.