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Council fined £200k for exposing primary school staff to asbestos

Kent Council County (KCC) has been fined £200,000 after asbestos was disturbed in a primary school in Sittingbourne. Canterbury Crown Court was told that environmental health officers from the council were carrying out a routine food inspection at Lansdowne Primary School’s kitchen on 6 November 2014 when they found asbestos rope hanging from the ceiling. […]

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£750,000 fine for ‘reckless’ asbestos failure

Some 200 workers were put at risk to the exposure of asbestos during the early demolition phase of a project, resulting in a £750,000 fine for a construction firm. The HSE carried out two investigations of working practices at a site in 2013 and 2014 while Barroerock Construction Limited were converting a former nine storey […]

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Two firms fined for failing to check for asbestos in basement conversion

Two family run companies have appeared in court after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out an unannounced visit on a basement conversion and found that neither firm had undertaken an asbestos survey. Hatters Hostel, Newton Street. Image credit: © Manchester Evening News Manchester Crown Court heard last week that Hatters Taverns had appointed […]

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Contractor fined for poor asbestos assessment

By Hannah Brewer Posted March 9, 2017 In Asbestos, In Court, Occupational Health, Prosecutions, Uncategorized   A Bedfordshire based contractor has been fined after failing to carry out suitable assessment of asbestos removal work. Luton Magistrates Court heard how Anthony West was contracted to complete demolition work at a building in Biggleswade. Mr West then […]

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HSE 2017 – what inspectors are looking for and how to stay one step ahead!

In order to improve associated death and injury statistics, the HSE and Local Authority inspectors are tasked with focusing on the following priority areas within businesses in 2017: 1. Falls from height – work on/adjacent to fragile roofs/materials 2. Health risks – respirable silica dust exposure 3. Duty to manage asbestos 4. Construction What does this […]

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