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Unlicensed asbestos removal leads to fines for Teesside contractors

Unlicensed asbestos removal leads to fines for Teesside contractors

Published on 1st May 2018

Two contractors in County Durham have been fined after they exposed both a homeowner and themselves to asbestos fibres during refurbishment work.

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A guide to managing asbestos

A guide to managing asbestos

Published on 5th April 2018

Follow these steps to identify the action you need to take to manage the asbestos risk in your building.

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Unsafe asbestos removal leads to fine for Gloucestershire construction firm

Unsafe asbestos removal leads to fine for Gloucestershire construction firm

Published on 26th March 2018

A construction company in Gloucestershire has been fined following the unsafe and unlicensed removal of asbestos from a primary school.

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Where could asbestos be found in an industrial property?

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.

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Asbestos exposure costs Rochdale manufacturer £8,000

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.

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Asbestos failings lead to fine for Derby contractor and site manager

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.

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Failure to identify asbestos risk costs proves costly for SSE Hornsea

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.

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Asbestos: myths and facts

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.

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Utility company fined following failure to carry out adequate asbestos survey

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.

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What are the different types of asbestos survey and when would you need them?

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?

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