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Asbestos removal from schools could cost £100bn

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.

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Unsafe asbestos removal in Oldham leads to prison sentence

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.

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Asbestos-related death rates highest in the North East

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.

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Rugby Council left with asbestos clean-up bill

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.

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Barrow-in-Furness suffers highest asbestos-related cancer death rate

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.

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Asbestos disposal procedures highlighted by fly tipping

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.

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Lack of asbestos survey costly for Bolton nightclub owner

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.

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Hertfordshire company fined £100,000 for asbestos safety breach

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.

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Asbestos risks highlighted in school prosecution

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.

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Where could asbestos be located in your commercial property?

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.

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