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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.

L143 – Managing and working with asbestos: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

This revised publication consolidates the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance text for employers about work which disturbs, or is likely to disturb, asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis.

Health board fined for asbestos failings

A Scottish health board has been fined for a safety failing that led to several workers being exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during a seven-year period.

Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos.

HSE jobs – Fibres/Asbestos Scientist, HSL

The purpose of this role is to provide expert scientific delivery for Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforcement and policy related work and development and delivery of external business areas.

School and glass contractor fined for asbestos failings

A Birmingham academy and a glass company have been fined for failing to properly manage refurbishment works and exposing workers to asbestos.

Council and decorating firm prosecuted for asbestos failings

North Warwickshire Borough Council and a Birmingham decorating firm have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.