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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO IDENTIFY ASBESTOS PRESENCE

Posted on 21st June 2018
ACMs disturbed during works and firm failed to take suitable actions

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CLIENT AND SURVEYOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th June 2018
Refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey proved inadequate

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PROPERTY MANAGERS FINED WITH CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th May 2018
Defendants failed to check for asbestos during soffit replacement works

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CONTRACTORS IGNORED ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 2nd May 2018
Asbestos pipe lagging worked on without licence and proper precautions

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MANAGERS FORGED ASBESTOS DOCUMENTATION

Posted on 17th April 2018
Removal licence obtained using fake training and medical certificates

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FINE OVER INCORRECT AND MISLEADING SURVEY

Posted on 17th April 2018
Specialist asbestos company failed to detect AIB on demolition project

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DANGEROUS REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS CEMENT

Posted on 27th March 2018
Workers smashed asbestos sheets with crowbars whilst at risk of falling

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MULTIPLE ASBESTOS FAILINGS BY CONTRACTOR

Posted on 16th March 2018
Unlicensed and unsafe asbestos removal work in primary school

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CLEANING ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOF CAUSED DANGER

Posted on 21st February 2018
High pressure jet washing spread asbestos fibres around premises

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UPDATE OF ALL HSE ASBESTOS ESSENTIALS GUIDANCE

Posted on 27th September 2017
HSE publish fresh guidance for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

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HOUSEHOLDER EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Builder removed AIB during garage conversion in unsafe manner

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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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POLICE SCOTLAND MUST REMEDY ASBESTOS ISSUES

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

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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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MILLION+ WORKERS AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

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

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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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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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RESEARCH REVEALS LIMITS TO ASBESTOS ENCLOSURES

Posted on 1st October 2013
Enclosure ventilation when removing ceiling tiles dependent upon void volume

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VIEWS SOUGHT ON REVISED ASBESTOS CODE

Posted on 8th July 2013
Consultation on draft revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) starts

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ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS SIGNPOSTS AND GUIDANCE

Posted on 16th April 2013
HSE useful summary for all involved with asbestos in schools

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HSE HELP FOR HANDLING HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Posted on 19th March 2013
New online guidance designed to make HS easier to understand

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HSE TARGET YOUNG WORKERS ON ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 13th March 2013
Regulator organises asbestos awareness events for younger generation

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NEW INDUSTRY GUIDE ON DEMOLITION AND ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th March 2013
NFDC publish advice on non-licenable work during demolition

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SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS

Posted on 26th February 2013
Enquiry to examine management systems and regulatory approach

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TRADES UNION CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS SCHOOL ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 12th October 2012
TUC pamphlet warns of “very real” asbestos danger from schools in disrepair

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CONTROL OF ASBESTOS REGULATIONS 2012 ADVICE AVAILABLE

Posted on 10th April 2012
HSE provide guidance on ‘fairly limited’ asbestos regulation changes 

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INSURERS FACE MASSIVE MESOTHELIOMA DISEASE LIABILITY

Posted on 29th March 2012
Supreme Court ruling on insurer liability favours employers and sufferers

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NEW HSE ASBESTOS LEARNING PACKAGE LAUNCHED

Posted on 29th December 2011
‘Hidden Killer’ campaign given fresh boost by new training initiative

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ASBESTOS PLEURAL PLAQUE SUFFERS WIN PARTIAL VICTORY

Posted on 13th October 2011
Supreme Court overturns Lords ruling on pleural plaque damages in Scotland

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FREE ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING SESSIONS

Posted on 21st September 2011
HSE and asbestos training providers commence provision of free training

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HSE CALLS FOR FREE ASBESTOS TRAINING ‘PLEDGES’

Posted on 7th September 2011
Industry and HSE seek ‘Big Society’ help in tackling asbestos death toll

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BUILDING TRADES INVITED TO BECOME ‘ASBESTOS AWARE’

Posted on 19th May 2011
HSE and WWT offer budget asbestos awareness training for smaller contractors

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HSE ADVICE ON ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 24th March 2011
Asbestos training must be provided appropriate for work roles undertaken

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COUNCIL MANAGEMENT ARM FAIL ON ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT

Posted on 14th January 2011
Asbestos survey results not communicated to plumbing contractor 

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ASBESTOS WIDOW BACKS NEW LEARNING PACKAGE

Posted on 12th November 2010
New HSE teaching materials for young apprentices on asbestos dangers

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MESOTHELIOMA DEATH INQUEST LINK TO DEMOLITION

Posted on 8th November 2010
Inquest highlights human tragedies behind mesothelioma statistics

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING PROSECUTION

Posted on 6th November 2010
Refurbishment contractor fined following failure to ensure workforce aware

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ACTION ON MESOTHELIOMA DAY

Posted on 2nd July 2010
British Lung Foundation raise awareness of incurable asbestos related cancer

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NEW GUIDANCE ON MANAGING ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 11th May 2010
Asbestos surveyor competence comes under HSE scrutiny

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BURDEN OF WORK RELATED CANCER ESTIMATED

Posted on 29th April 2010
Construction accounts for 56% of male ‘cancer registrations’

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INCREASED PAYMENTS FOR MESOTHELIOMA SUFFERERS

Posted on 25th February 2010
More financial help for widespread asbestos related disease

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BUILDING WORKERS UNAWARE OF ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 2nd November 2009
New generation building workers unaware of risk from asbestos

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ASBESTOS DEATHS CIVIL LIABILITY

Posted on 9th October 2009
Mesothelioma caused by asbestos but employer not negligent

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ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN TO RELAUNCH

Posted on 7th October 2009
The Hidden Killer Campaign re-launches 2 November 2009

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HSE REJECT ASA ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN RULING

Posted on 23rd September 2009
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) disputes HSE asbestos ‘facts’

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MESOTHELIOMA MORTALITY RATE INCREASES

Posted on 24th August 2009
Model predicts mesothelioma mortality to increase to 2016

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MANAGING ASBESTOS GUIDE LAUNCHED

Posted on 3rd July 2009
Online ‘step by step’ guide published on managing asbestos

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BUILDING MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Posted on 2nd June 2009
Seminar highlights ‘unseen’ risks in building management

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 1st May 2009
Is your workforce trained to be aware of asbestos?

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT BELOW PAR

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Widespread enforcement taken on asbestos management

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