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Asbestos removal from schools could cost £100bn
Published on 17th March 2017
The topic of asbestos removal in schools became one of the key discussions in the Commons Public Accounts Committee hearing earlier this month.
Unsafe asbestos removal in Oldham leads to prison sentence
Published on 17th February 2017
Carrying out an illegal asbestos removal in Oldham has resulted in a demolition contractor being jailed for 24 weeks.
Asbestos-related death rates highest in the North East
Published on 13th January 2017
The asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma claims the lives of six people every day in England and Wales, with areas of the North-East having among the highest mortality rates for the disease.
Rugby Council left with asbestos clean-up bill
Published on 23rd November 2016
The serious consequences of not using a reputable licensed service to dispose of asbestos were highlighted when a road in Warwickshire had to be closed for four days following a fly-tipping incident.
Barrow-in-Furness suffers highest asbestos-related cancer death rate
Published on 9th November 2016
Barrow-in-Furness, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Stockton-on-Tees are among the areas hardest hit by asbestos-related cancers, according to new figures.
Asbestos disposal procedures highlighted by fly tipping
Published on 25th October 2016
The importance of following proper asbestos disposal procedures has been highlighted by fly-tipping incidents in Boston and Blackpool.
Lack of asbestos survey costly for Bolton nightclub owner
Published on 11th October 2016
The need to meet deadlines is no excuse for failing to follow asbestos regulations on construction projects, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned.
Hertfordshire company fined £100,000 for asbestos safety breach
Published on 1st September 2016
A Hertfordshire-based home improvement company has been fined £100,000 plus costs after the unsafe removal of asbestos insulation board from a domestic property.
Asbestos risks highlighted in school prosecution
Published on 3rd August 2016
Dutyholders in public and commercial buildings have been reminded of the importance of undertaking proper asbestos surveys before commencing refurbishment projects.
Where could asbestos be located in your commercial property?
Published on 27th July 2016
Managing the risks posed by asbestos is a key part of the health and safety regime for every commercial property built before 2000. In order to do that to the legally required standard, you will first need to locate all the asbestos containing materials in the building.