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Rising asbestos removal bill for Buckingham Palace

Rising asbestos removal bill for Buckingham Palace

Published on 26th June 2015

The cost of asbestos removal work undertaken at Buckingham Palace last year topped £300,000, but further similar jobs still need to be completed as part of a major renovation.

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Builder jailed after unlicensed asbestos removal job

Builder jailed after unlicensed asbestos removal job

Published on 16th June 2015

A builder has been jailed for 26 weeks after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres while undertaking an unlicensed asbestos removal job.

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Ignoring asbestos risks on refurbishment projects ‘absolutely inexcusable’

Ignoring asbestos risks on refurbishment projects ‘absolutely inexcusable’

Published on 11th June 2015

Failure to adequately protect workers from asbestos risks during refurbishment projects will not be tolerated, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned construction companies.

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Council fined £66,000 for failing to manage asbestos risks

Council fined £66,000 for failing to manage asbestos risks

Published on 8th June 2015

A London council has been fined £66,000 and ordered to pay £16,862 in costs after it ignored the findings of an asbestos survey, causing workers to be exposed to asbestos fibres.

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Asbestos removal and management for retailers

Asbestos removal and management for retailers

Published on 21st May 2015

A proper asbestos management plan should be a key part of the maintenance regime for any retailer, as it will help to prevent staff and customers being exposed to the fibres that can cause terminal illnesses.

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Refurbishment contractors warned about asbestos surveys

Refurbishment contractors warned about asbestos surveys

Published on 15th May 2015

Refurbishment contractors were reminded of the importance of asbestos surveys after a Cheshire-based company was fined £22,400 following an incident that resulted in asbestos being disturbed at a Suffolk school.

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BLS Asbestos becomes RoSPA member

BLS Asbestos becomes RoSPA member

Published on 7th May 2015

As part of an ongoing commitment to meeting the highest health and safety standards, BLS Asbestos Ltd has joined RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).

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Unlicensed asbestos removal results in suspended jail sentence

Unlicensed asbestos removal results in suspended jail sentence

Published on 1st April 2015

The public have been reminded of the importance of using licensed asbestos contractors, after a tradesman who undertook an unlicensed asbestos removal in Leeds was handed a suspended jail sentence.

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Asbestos removal for demolition sites

Asbestos removal for demolition sites

Published on 12th March 2015

Managing asbestos risks is a key part of any demolition project and principal contractors often need to call in expert help to ensure it is done safely and in compliance with all the relevant legislation.

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Liverpool hospital fined after ignoring asbestos survey advice

Liverpool hospital fined after ignoring asbestos survey advice

Published on 2nd March 2015

A Liverpool NHS trust has been fined £10,000 after failing to deal with the risks identified in an asbestos survey.

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