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Category: Asbestos

Developer in court for breaking asbestos safety code

Monday, March 31, 2014

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

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Portsmouth company in court over asbestos exposure dangers

Monday, March 31, 2014

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.

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Bath building contractors exposed workers to deadly asbestos dust

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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).

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Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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.

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Housing trust and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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.

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Rochdale workers exposed to asbestos fibres for five years

Friday, January 17, 2014

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.

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Surrey firm in court after asbestos find at girls’ school

Monday, January 13, 2014

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.

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

Monday, December 23, 2013

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.

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Health board fined for asbestos failings

Friday, December 20, 2013

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.

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Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos

Friday, December 20, 2013

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

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HSE jobs – Fibres/Asbestos Scientist, HSL

Monday, December 9, 2013

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.

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British Lung Foundation Campaign – ‘Take 5 and stay alive’

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Asbestos is the biggest on the job killer of trades people in the UK. The British Lung Foundation has identified 5 steps for tradesmen to follow to give them the tools to act responsibly, help them identify asbestos wherever and in whatever form it might be present, and know how to deal with it safely.

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School and glass contractor fined for asbestos failings

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

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Council and decorating firm prosecuted for asbestos failings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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

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Firm fined after 200 put at asbestos risk

Monday, October 14, 2013

A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises.

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Workers exposed to asbestos fibres at college

Friday, October 11, 2013

An asbestos expert has been fined after workers under his supervision were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres at a college in Greater Manchester.

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Cheshire fertiliser firm sentenced over asbestos exposure

Monday, October 7, 2013

A fertiliser manufacturer has been sentenced after around 50 workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres at its plant at Ince Marshes near Ellesmere Port.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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RR988 – Ventilation of enclosures for removal of asbestos containing materials

Thursday, September 26, 2013

When removal of high-risk asbestos-containing materials takes place, the work should be carried out inside a specially constructed ventilated enclosure to prevent the spread of asbestos outside the work area. The aim of this research project was to investigate the factors that affect the containment potential of temporary ventilated enclosures.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A company in Poole has been fined for safety breaches after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory in the town.

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