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St Albans cinema director fined for asbestos failings

St Albans cinema director fined for asbestos failings

Published on 17th December 2015

Failing to have an asbestos survey before beginning work on a refurbishment project has earned the director of a Hertfordshire cinema a fine of more than £11,000.

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Durham firm fined for asbestos management failings

Durham firm fined for asbestos management failings

Published on 26th November 2015

A Durham engineering company has been fined £11,000 after failing to manage the risks identified in an asbestos survey.

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Landlord fined for asbestos management failings in Lincoln property

Landlord fined for asbestos management failings in Lincoln property

Published on 26th October 2015

A landlord has been fined £50,000 after its failure to manage deteriorating asbestos containing materials in one of its Lincolnshire properties resulted in the tenants being exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos dust.

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MPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

MPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

Published on 22nd October 2015

The all-party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health has called for the introduction of a law to make the removal of asbestos from public buildings mandatory.

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Asbestos awareness training could have saved workman from £5k fine

Asbestos awareness training could have saved workman from £5k fine

Published on 24th September 2015

A lack of appropriate asbestos awareness training has led to a self-employed heating engineer being fined £5,000 for the unsafe removal of asbestos lagged pipework.

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Extent of asbestos use in schools revealed

Extent of asbestos use in schools revealed

Published on 8th September 2015

The extent of the use of asbestos in school buildings prior to the substance being banned has been emphasised by figures from Shropshire showing that it is still present in 175 schools in the county.

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Asbestos management failures on London project lead to large fines

Asbestos management failures on London project lead to large fines

Published on 28th August 2015

Failure to follow the correct asbestos management procedures at a site in London has cost a construction management company and the director of a construction company a total of almost £40,000 in fines and costs.

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Asbestos removal for refurbishment projects

Asbestos removal for refurbishment projects

Published on 12th August 2015

The management of asbestos risks is a key health and safety consideration in any refurbishment project, and those commissioning and managing the work need to be aware of all the relevant legislation and working practices.

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Stockport heating firm fined for asbestos failings

Stockport heating firm fined for asbestos failings

Published on 3rd August 2015

Heating companies have been reminded of the importance of using licensed asbestos contractors, after a Stockport firm was fined £8,000 for breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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Asbestos in schools: Our classrooms gave us cancer, report teachers

Asbestos in schools: Our classrooms gave us cancer, report teachers

Published on 24th July 2015

The National Union of Teachers has said that teachers MUST be protected from the dangers of asbestos in UK schools. We have the stories of two former teachers.

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