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Category: Asbestos

Barnet building business turns ‘blind eye’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Barnet building firm has been fined after it ‘turned a blind eye’ to potential asbestos hazards being faced by its workers, who were converting an old pub in Victoria Road into flats.

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1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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)**. 

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Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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Hove firm prosecuted after flouting asbestos laws

Friday, August 29, 2014

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.

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Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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.

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NHS Trust in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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. 

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57th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition – Preston, 10 September 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

‘Striving for Good Health and Safety’ will target occupational health issues. Subjects covered include asbestos, exposure to harmful dusts and fumes, PPE selection and stress and wellbeing.

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

Thursday, August 14, 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.

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Directors and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record.

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

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

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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

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Asbestos firm’s errors exposed workers to hidden killer

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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

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Suffolk firm in court after homeowners exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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.

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Worker in court after asbestos exposure

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Firm in court for failing to communicate known asbestos risk

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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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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