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Asbestos failings cost Northumberland business owner thousands

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.

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Asbestos contaminated land remediation for brownfield sites

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.

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Asbestos failing results in £18,000 fine for Kent charity

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.

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Manchester construction contractor fined for asbestos disturbance

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.

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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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