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ASBESTOS EXPOSED BY UNTRAINED WORKERS

Posted on 7th November 2018
Contractor failed to act properly despite HSE intervention

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BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th October 2018
Prison sentence for businessman after previous HSE enforcement

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ASBESTOS REMOVAL STARTED BEFORE R & D SURVEY

Posted on 27th September 2018
Asbestos insulation board found outside building being refurbished

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SCHOOL STAFF LACKED ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 5th September 2018
Council fined £200k over asbestos flue and gasket rope failures

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DEMOLISHING INTERNAL WALL REVEALED ASBESTOS

Posted on 31st August 2018
Firm lacked survey and asbestos management plan for premises

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POST EXPLOSION ASBESTOS WORK WAS UNSAFE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Asbestos cement panels removed and cut with power tools

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REFURB PROJECT REQUIRED ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

Posted on 6th August 2018
Property management firm fined over lack of asbestos survey

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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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MANAGER AND PC FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Principal contractor and site manager sentenced over AIB dust

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VALVE MAINTENANCE EXPOSED ASBESTOS IN GASKET

Posted on 22nd January 2018
Firm fined £300k over deficient asbestos records and awareness training

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PUBLIC AND WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 20th December 2017
Client and contractor failed to identify and assess asbestos presence

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ASBESTOS SURVEY FAILED TO COVER ALL WORK AREAS

Posted on 8th November 2017
Utilities firm fined after electricians exposed to drilled 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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ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM IN MULTIPLE BREACH

Posted on 22nd August 2017
Director sentenced to prison term and company fined £100k

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CONTRACTORS FAILED TO REVIEW ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 31st July 2017
Major companies fined £1,000,000 plus over asbestos risk during refurb

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HSE REFURBISHMENT CAMPAIGN ENDS £750,000 FINE

Posted on 8th May 2017
Contractor fined under CDM after failing to act on asbestos survey

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CLIENT FINED OVER ABSENT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 18th April 2017
Refurbishment project commenced before survey undertaken

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ABSENCE OF ASBESTOS SURVEY PUT FIRMS IN COURT

Posted on 3rd April 2017
Contractor and removal firm jointly responsible for failings

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ASSESSMENT OF ASBESTOS RISK BELOW PAR

Posted on 8th March 2017
Contractor failed to check pre-construction demolition survey

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LICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 3rd February 2017
Risk would have been prevented by use of enclosures

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FAILURE TO FOLLOW SURVEY PROMPTS JAIL TERM

Posted on 3rd February 2017
Contractor demolished building knowing asbestos was present

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ASBESTOS ANALYST FALSIFIED SURVEY REPORT

Posted on 20th January 2017
Trained and experienced analyst fined over asbestos air clearance cert

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FIRMS FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS RISK WARNING

Posted on 4th January 2017
Poorly-encapsulated blue asbestos posed airborne hazard

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PRISON TERM FOR SUPERVISOR NOT SUPERVISING

Posted on 4th January 2017
Lack of action exposed workers to asbestos fibres

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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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ASBESTOS FAILURE ON CLIENT LED REFURB PROJECT

Posted on 5th October 2016
Client rushed works with unqualified and inexperienced people

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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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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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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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