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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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COUNCIL FAILED TO PASS ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th November 2013
Information blunders prompt illegal and unsafe removal of AIB 

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SUPERVISOR OF ASBESTOS WORKS PROSECUTED

Posted on 15th October 2013
Asbestos workers allowed to enter ‘dirty’ area without RPE and PPE

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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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PLANT REMOVAL CONTINUED DESPITE ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 23rd September 2013
Developer aware of asbestos materials from a survey it commissioned

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PLANT DISMANTLING SPREAD ASBESTOS AND RISK

Posted on 17th September 2013
Major client and contractor failed to plan for and manage asbestos danger

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PRISON SENTENCE AND FINE FOR IGORING HSE NOTICE

Posted on 11th July 2013
Developer showed wilful disregard for asbestos risks

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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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ROOFLINE CONTRACTOR ERRED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 8th July 2013
Firm fined after labourer exposed whilst removing AIB soffit 

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BUILDERS FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS PRESENCE

Posted on 8th July 2013
Self-employed builders fined after exposing themselves and others to asbestos

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HEALTH BOARD ERRORS PUT CONTRACTORS AT RISK

Posted on 20th June 2013
Fined over failure to label and maintain ACMs in good condition

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REFURB FIRM FINED HEAVILY OVER ASBESTOS DANGER

Posted on 16th May 2013
AIB ceiling removed without suitable survey and assessment caused serious risk

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PLUMBER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

Posted on 14th May 2013
Family put at risk of exposure to asbestos by contractor lack of awareness

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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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HOTEL GROUP HIT WITH MASSIVE ASBESTOS FINE

Posted on 5th April 2013
Refurbishment work carried out prior to full and proper asbestos survey

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CONTRACTORS CAUSE ASBESTOS RISK AT NAVAL BASE

Posted on 21st March 2013
Refurbishment project lacked reliable information on asbestos

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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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COUNCIL IGNORED THREAT OF ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS

Posted on 4th March 2013
Prosecution and £50k bill follows failure to manage asbestos

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BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO MANAGE PROJECT

Posted on 28th February 2013
Asbestos exposure caused by poor organisation and lack of skills

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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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ARCHITECTS’ PRACTICE ERRED OVER KEY SURVEY

Posted on 4th February 2013
Pre-construction information shortfall created risk to builders

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BUILDER FAILED TO PREVENT ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 4th February 2013
AIB boarding broken up and left on driveway of househoulder client 

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HOSPITAL TRUST FINE FOLLOWS ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 20th January 2013
Client failed to pass on critical information to contractor

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ASBESTOS SURVEYORS PROSECUTED OVER REPORT FLAWS

Posted on 7th January 2013
Surveyors missed ‘unhidden’ and ‘easily spotted’ ACMs

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REFURB SURVEY NEEDED TO STOP ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 18th December 2012
Council and contractor face fines over asbestos failures in primary school

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 12th December 2012
HSE inspection revealed PC lacked asbestos survey information

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DEMOLITION FIRM FAILED TO HEED ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 6th November 2012
Asbestos boarding removal released significant quantities of asbestos fibres

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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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COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE TRIGGERED ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 9th October 2012
PC fined over deficient CDM health and plan and asbestos blunder

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REFURB FIRM DISTURBED ASBESTOS EXPOSING PUBLIC TO RISK

Posted on 16th September 2012
Asbestos containing material left in open skip on busy thoroughfare

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WIDE RANGE OF PENALTIES IMPOSED ON ERRANT DIRECTOR

Posted on 16th September 2012
Director ignored asbestos safety and set out to deceive householders 

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT EXPOSED BY VISITING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 25th August 2012
Building owner and letting agent failed to follow through asbestos assessment

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SUPERVISOR AND EMPLOYEE FINED OVER ASBESTOS ‘FRAUD’

Posted on 25th August 2012
Asbestos analyst and contractor supervisor conspiracy revealed by GPS records

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CLIENT FINED OVER MISSING CDM PRE-CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Posted on 29th July 2012
Contractor and client failure to arrange survey put refurb workers at risk  

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COUNCIL PROSECUTED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE ASBESTOS

Posted on 4th July 2012
Pre-demolition ‘clear and strip’ failed to consider known asbestos presence

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LICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM FINED FOR FAILURES

Posted on 4th July 2012
HSE inspection revealed problems with decontamination facilities and RPE

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CLIENT PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE CONTRACTOR OVER ASBESTOS

Posted on 1st July 2012
Aerospace firm placed asbestos contract with contractor lacking competence

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COMPANY FOUND OUT BY WASTE STATION SPOTTING ASBESTOS

Posted on 14th June 2012
Specialist timber treatment firm staff lacked necessary asbestos awareness

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DIRECTOR FINED FOR ‘SIMPLY IGNORING THE LAW’ ON ASBESTOS

Posted on 14th June 2012
Estate management director prosecuted and  fined over spread of asbestos

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BUILDER FINED FOR DEMOLITION WITHOUT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th May 2012
Defendant ignored clear warnings of the presence of asbestos in building

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ASBESTOS TESTING FIRM FAILED TO FOLLOW OWN ADVICE

Posted on 11th April 2012
Laboratory prosecuted after putting own workforce at risk from asbestos

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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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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ACT ON CLIENT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 21st March 2012
Demolition proceeded despite survey revealing presence of asbestos tiles

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CLIENT LET DOWN BY INADEQUATE ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 11th March 2012
Demolition workers discover asbestos which survey should have detected 

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CLIENT AND SITE FOREMAN FINED FOR ASBESTOS BLUNDERS

Posted on 5th March 2012
Contractor avoids prosecution as ‘manager’ held to account for breaches 

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