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Where could asbestos be found in an industrial property?
Published on 7th March 2018
If you are responsible for an industrial property, you have a duty to manage any asbestos there may be. But first you need to identify how much asbestos is present and where it is located.
Asbestos exposure costs Rochdale manufacturer £8,000
Published on 20th February 2018
A manufacturing company and contractor have been fined £8,000 after they failed to prevent exposure of asbestos to workers while cleaning an asbestos cement roof.
Asbestos failings lead to fine for Derby contractor and site manager
Published on 6th February 2018
A failure to protect workers from exposure to asbestos has resulted in fines for the principal contractor and site manager of a Derby construction site.
Failure to identify asbestos risk costs proves costly for SSE Hornsea
Published on 25th January 2018
SSE Hornsea were sentenced last week following the exposure of 13 employees and contractors to dangerous asbestos fibres at a natural gas storage facility near Atwick, East Yorkshire.
Asbestos: myths and facts
Published on 11th January 2018
Asbestos is quite a taboo subject and it’s not discussed often enough, so we’re here to debunk five of the most common myths about asbestos.
Utility company fined following failure to carry out adequate asbestos survey
Published on 22nd December 2017
A Paisley based utility services company was fined in November after exposing employees to asbestos, highlighting the importance of comprehensive asbestos management surveys.
What are the different types of asbestos survey and when would you need them?
Published on 7th December 2017
If you own or are responsible for the maintenance of any non-domestic property,you have a duty to manage any asbestos that may be in the building. And to make sure you are taking appropriate action, you will need to have an asbestos survey carried out - but which one?
Wigan contractor sentenced after removing asbestos without a licence
Published on 21st November 2017
A building contractor in Wigan has been sentenced after exposing a homeowner and her family to asbestos while carrying out a garage conversion.
Fly tipping in Liverpool highlights the importance of hiring licensed asbestos removal contractors
Published on 14th November 2017
Two men were jailed earlier this year for dumping asbestos containing building materials near a dance school in Liverpool.
Failure to carry out an asbestos survey costs Manchester hostel £34,000
Published on 9th November 2017
Hatters Hostel in Manchester have been hit with a £34,000 court bill after they failed to carry out an asbestos refurbishment survey, sending workers into an “asbestos minefield”.