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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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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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