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Lack of asbestos survey costly for Durham building contractor
Published on 20th April 2016
A County Durham building contractor has been fined £267 and ordered to pay costs of £1,765 after failing to have an asbestos survey carried out before undertaking a refurbishment job at a residential property.
Lack of asbestos awareness costly for roofer
Published on 7th April 2016
Failure to undertake suitable asbestos awareness training can be very costly for tradesmen, as a Berkshire-based roofer discovered after he drilled through asbestos insulation boards (AIB) in a ceiling.
Tradesman’s negligence leads to prosecution and asbestos warning
Published on 24th March 2016
A gas engineer has been prosecuted after he removed potentially dangerous asbestos containing materials during a gas boiler replacement, putting himself and others at risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.
Who is allowed to remove asbestos
Published on 14th March 2016
Asbestos removal can be a dangerous job unless it is carried out by fully trained and properly equipped workers, which is why there are strict regulations governing who can carry out the work.
Construction companies reminded about asbestos risk management
Published on 29th February 2016
Construction contractors have been reminded of the importance of managing asbestos risks, after an incident that saw asbestos fibres disturbed at a Northampton primary school.
BLS Asbestos achieves ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 accreditation
Published on 15th February 2016
BLS Asbestos, the West Yorkshire-headquartered licensed asbestos removal contractor, is delighted to announce that it is now ISO accredited.
Asbestos failings cost Northumberland business owner thousands
Published on 12th February 2016
Failure to have an asbestos survey carried out and to hire a licensed asbestos removal contractor for a refurbishment job has cost a Northumberland business owner thousands of pounds in fines and costs.
Asbestos contaminated land remediation for brownfield sites
Published on 29th January 2016
Asbestos contaminated land remediation services are increasingly in demand as developers and local authorities look to exploit brownfield sites for housing.
Asbestos failing results in £18,000 fine for Kent charity
Published on 28th January 2016
A Kent-based charity has been fined after failing to obtain the correct asbestos survey for refurbishment work at a school, during which asbestos fibres were disturbed.
Manchester construction contractor fined for asbestos disturbance
Published on 21st January 2016
A Manchester-based construction company and its client have been fined a combined total of £165,000 for failing to have an asbestos survey completed prior to carrying out demolition work.