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Category: Asbestos

Heating engineers in court over asbestos

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school. 

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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Roofer in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A roofer has been fined after exposing workers and the home owners to potentially deadly asbestos fibres at a domestic property in Suffolk.

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Essex firm in court following unsafe asbestos removal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An Essex asbestos removal contractor has been fined for a series of failings after asbestos debris was found at a home in Amersham.

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Asbestos behaviour change campaign scoops top award

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HSE’s ‘Beware Asbestos’ safety campaign received a gold award for innovation at this year’s Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) Awards.

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Llandudno builder jailed for exposing workers to asbestos

Friday, June 12, 2015

 A builder has been jailed for exposing workers to asbestos while working at a commercial unit on a Colwyn Bay industrial estate.

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Developer in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Monday, June 8, 2015

A construction firm has been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during the conversion of an office block into residential flats in Witham, Essex. 

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London council in court after decade of ignoring asbestos risks

Friday, May 29, 2015

Waltham Forest borough council has been fined after it exposed members of staff and visiting contractors to the potentially lethal dangers of asbestos, which it knew to be present in the Town Hall basement.

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Construction small businesses encouraged to attend asbestos awareness safety event

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Free workshops are being run across Lancashire to help small businesses better prevent the risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A laboratory design and installation specialist has been fined after exposing workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material at a school in Suffolk.

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Leeds trader’s suspended jail sentence over asbestos exposure

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Leeds trader has been given a suspended jail sentence after exposing a household and workers to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos fibres at a home in Bramhope.

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Firm fined for multiple failings at Carmarthen waste site

Friday, February 27, 2015

A waste and recycling site in Carmarthen was in such a dangerous condition that visiting health and safety inspectors had to issue eight notices to immediately halt a range of work activities, a court has heard.

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Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Liverpool NHS Trust has been fined £10,000 after it emerged its workers may have been exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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HSE responds to criticism of its ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign from the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA)

Friday, February 20, 2015

HSE is surprised and disappointed that the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) appears to be arguing for the removal of free advice aimed at those who might otherwise remain unaware of the risks they face with regards to asbestos.

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Suffolk company in court for unsafe asbestos removal

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Suffolk building company has been fined after removing asbestos insulation board without a licence and failing to protect its workers from falls of up to four metres at a farm building in Waltham, Essex.

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Football legend Stuart Pearce fears risk of deadly asbestos

Friday, January 30, 2015

England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly dust while working part time as an electrician during his early football career.  

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Businessman fined for asbestos failure in Colwyn Bay

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A businessman allowed the spread of asbestos in an industrial building by not employing licensed contractors to remove the potentially deadly material, a court has heard.

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