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    SALE OF BOILER CONTAINING ASBESTOS

    Demolition and licensed contractor ‘sold on’ asbestos’ with boiler

    A demolition and licensed asbestos removal company based in Norfolk has been fined after selling a boiler found to contain asbestos.

    In June 2012, Anglian Demolition & Asbestos Ltd was the contractor for the demolition and asbestos removal work at the boiler house at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

    HSE told Norwich Magistrates’ Court that the company had removed two boilers from the boiler house and sold them to Kings Boiler Hire Ltd. One of the boilers was found to contain asbestos.

    Law applies at every stage in the supply chain

    Anglian Demolition & Asbestos, of Attleborough, Norfolk was fined a total of £2,750 and ordered to pay £1,716 in costs.

    HSE inspector Edward Crick said:

    “The dangers of asbestos fibres to health are well known. Asbestos fibres, and items that have asbestos intentionally added to them, are items that cannot legally be placed on the market, as detailed by requirements of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation EC No 1907/2006.

    Placing on the market has a wide definition and includes supplying or making available, whether in return for payment or free of charge, to a third party and applies at every stage in the supply chain.”

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