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ASBESTOS DANGER NOT MANAGED FOLLOWING FIRE

Posted on 1st December 2016
Property company failed to assess and plan for asbestos hazard

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HSE HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION FACTS POSTER

Posted on 8th September 2016
Regulator looks to raise health risks profile with construction workers

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FIRM FINED £100K OVER PUBLIC ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 2nd August 2016
Home improvement project exposed family to asbestos danger

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SCHOOL ERRORS CAUSED ASBESTOS EXPOSURE RISK

Posted on 26th July 2016
Inadequate management of ACMs during refurb project

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MAJOR CAR FIRM FAILED TO INFORM ABOUT ASBESTOS

Posted on 12th July 2016
Change of plan on refurbishment project did not trigger checks

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CLIENT FINED OVER PRE-CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Posted on 18th April 2016
Lack of PCI triggered asbestos insulation board disturbance

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ASBESTOS DISTURBED AND REMOVED WITHOUT LICENCE

Posted on 11th April 2016
AIB removed and debris left by inexperienced contractor

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POLICE SCOTLAND MUST REMEDY ASBESTOS ISSUES

Posted on 5th April 2016
Remedial action required over presence of asbestos in buildings

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MAJOR COMPANY DISTURBED ASBESTOS IN PLANT ROOM

Posted on 15th February 2016
Firm fined over asbestos insulation board risk at school

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHIEFS HEALTH SUMMIT

Posted on 22nd January 2016
Vital that industry takes action to improve health as well as safety

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CLIENTS & CONTRACTORS ASBESTOS ERROR FINES

Posted on 7th January 2016
Two cases where refurbishment / demolition survey lacking

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HOUSEHOLDERS WARNED OF ASBESTOS REMOVAL RISK

Posted on 11th December 2015
Unlicensed ‘rubbish’ clearance contractor removed AIB

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CONTRACTOR DID NOT REFER TO ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 4th December 2015
Unlicensed company removed ACM from school ceiling

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DIRECTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS MISMANAGEMENT

Posted on 1st December 2015
Members of the public removed debris from demolition work

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FINED OVER LACK OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on 24th November 2015
Disturbance of ACMs revealed management failure

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POOR PLANNING EXPOSED FAMILY TO ASBESTOS

Posted on 23rd October 2015
Landlord, contractors and demo directors in the dock

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HOMEOWNERS PUT AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

Posted on 24th September 2015
Heating engineer removed lagging without precautions

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SALE OF BOILER CONTAINING ASBESTOS

Posted on 7th September 2015
Demolition and licensed contractor ‘sold on’ asbestos’ with boiler

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HEATING ENGINEERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS

Posted on 3rd August 2015
Boiler side panels contained asbestos insulation

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL COMPANY MISSED DEBRIS

Posted on 30th June 2015
Lagged pipe in wall cavity ‘Deviation from plan leads licensed contractor to court

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WORKERS AND CLIENT EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISKS

Posted on 30th June 2015
Contractor failed to commission asbestos survey despite warning

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DEVELOPER FINED £50k OVER ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 16th June 2015
Refurbishment and demolition survey not undertaken

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BUILDER JAILED OVER UNLICENSED REMOVAL OF AIB

Posted on 16th June 2015
Licensed contractor alerted HSE to illegal asbestos work

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COUNCIL FINED £66K FOR IGNORING ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 2nd June 2015
HSE ‘Mythbusters Panel’ exposes inadequate asbestos controls

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ASBESTOS INSULATION BOARD REMOVED ILLEGALLY

Posted on 27th May 2015
AIB soffits should have been removed by licensed contractor

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PRISON TERM FOR UNLICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Posted on 24th March 2015
Contractor lacked license and failed to take basic asbestos precautions

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TRUST PROSECUTED OVER ASBESTOS RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on 5th March 2015
Hospital failed to taken action on 2006 survey report

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CLADDING FIRM ERRS WITH ASBESTOS & FALL OFFENCES

Posted on 9th February 2015
Roof level AIB removed without license and fall protection

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PROPERTY OWNER IGNORED ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 22nd January 2015
Businessman fined after allowing spread of asbestos in building

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CDM CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER MISSING INFORMATION

Posted on 22nd January 2015
Failure to provide pre-construction information put workers at risk

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR ASBESTOS FAILURES FINED

Posted on 5th January 2015
HSE routine inspection reveals inadequate AIB management

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CONTRACTOR CLAIMED TO HOLD ASBESTOS LICENSE

Posted on 2nd December 2014
Asbestos insulation board removal put workers and public at risk

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BUILDER TURNED ‘BLIND EYE’ TO ASBSTOS AWARENESS

Posted on 14th October 2014
Firm failed to provide workforce with essential information

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MILLION+ WORKERS AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

Posted on 9th October 2014
Campaign aims to prevent 20 asbestos deaths each week

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EXPIRED ASBESTOS LICENSE HOLDER CAUGHT OUT

Posted on 2nd September 2014
Contractor ignored HSE refusal to renew asbestos removal licence

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WILFUL DISREGARD FOR ASBESTOS RISK JAILS ‘BUILDERS’

Posted on 21st August 2014
Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos

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NHS TRUST LACKED ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on 20th August 2014
Estates team unaware of danger and untrained in controls

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CLIENT IN COURT WITH PLANT DISMANTLING FIRM

Posted on 6th August 2014
Firms and contractor directors failed to check for asbestos on pipework

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MASSIVE FINE FOR LICENSED ASBESTOS CONTRACTOR

Posted on 28th May 2014
Asbestos sprayed coating removed without proper dust controls

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ASBESTOS SURVEY NOT SHARED WITH THOSE AT RISK

Posted on 9th May 2014
Contractor fined after workforce exposed AIB during refurb project

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DEVELOPER FAILED COMMISSION ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Workers exposed to large amounts of airborne asbestos fibres

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DEMOLITION FIRM TOOK NO ACTION ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 2nd April 2014
Unfair financial advantage gained over other contractors

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FAILURE TO ACT ASBESTOS SPREAD TO OTHER LOCATIONS

Posted on 24th March 2014
Lack of assessment exposed workers and others to AIB

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ASBESTOS RESEARCHERS SEEK ASSISTANCE

Posted on 24th February 2014
Survey looks to identify key topics for mesothelioma research

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WINDOW REPLACEMENT DISTURBED SCHOOL ASBESTOS

Posted on 17th February 2014
Presence of asbestos kept from company workers

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HSE BOSS INTERVIEWED ON HEALTH RISKS AND CDM

Posted on 20th January 2014
hselogo1Chief Inspector highlights impending health risk ‘blitz’ and CDM changes

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DISTURBED SPRAYED ASBESTOS CAUSED EXPOSURE

Posted on 20th January 2014
Creation of mezzanine storage ends in firm and director prosecution

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CONTRACTOR FINED HEAVILY OVER ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 14th January 2014
Asbestos safety rules ignored during school refurb project asbestosdebris1

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NHS GLASGOW FAILED TO MANAGE ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 3rd January 2014
Staff and contractors exposed to asbestos over many years

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED FOR ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 18th November 2013
Asbestos management plan and worker awareness training absent 

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