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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.
The clean-up process after asbestos removal work
Published on 23rd June 2016
An effective clean-up is one of the key steps of a safe asbestos removal process, as even small quantities of asbestos dust or debris left on site have the potential to cause serious health problems.
Hertfordshire contractor given suspended sentence for asbestos failings
Published on 3rd June 2016
A Hertfordshire-based contractor has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence for a series of safety failings, including disturbing asbestos, at two separate sites.
Devon gas engineer fined for asbestos disturbance
Published on 6th May 2016
A gas engineer from Devon has been prosecuted after he removed asbestos insulation board during a boiler replacement, putting himself and others at risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.
Learn how to recognise asbestos on site
Published on 29th April 2016
Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for all workers liable to encounter the substance as part of their job, but that is not the most important reason to take a course. Being able to identify asbestos and knowing what precautions to take when you do could save your life.
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.