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Stockton social club fined for unlicensed asbestos removal
Published on 5th February 2015
Employers have been reminded of the importance of using only licensed contractors for asbestos removal work, after a Stockton-on-Tees social club was fined £1,200 for health and safety offences.
Asbestos awareness training - your responsibilities
Published on 29th January 2015
The need for specialist training for staff involved in asbestos removal jobs is obvious, but what some employers do not know is that many other workers also require asbestos awareness training.
Unlicensed asbestos removal proves costly for North Wales businessman
Published on 21st January 2015
A North Wales businessman has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,400 after hiring unlicensed contractors to carry out asbestos removal work.
Asbestos management requirements for commercial property landlords
Published on 19th January 2015
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 mean it is a legal requirement for asbestos risks to be managed in all commercial properties, but every year a collection of landlords and tenants are prosecuted for failing to meet their obligations.
Northampton firms fined for unsafe asbestos removal
Published on 5th January 2015
A project to refurbish an asbestos roof resulted in two Northamptonshire firms being fined a total of £24,000, after the HSE identified serious safety failings at the site.
Asbestos removal and management in schools
Published on 10th December 2014
Asbestos removal and management is a key issue in schools, as the carcinogen was widely used for fireproofing and insulation in the construction of education buildings from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s.
Contractor fined for unsafe asbestos removal in Newcastle
Published on 3rd December 2014
The Health & Safety Executive has issued a reminder about the importance of using licensed asbestos removal contractors, after an unlicensed contractor in Newcastle was fined for a series of safety failings.
Asbestos management for hospitals
Published on 26th November 2014
The management of asbestos risks is a key safety issue in hospitals, as many of them were constructed or extensively renovated during the period when asbestos was a common building material in the UK.
IOSH launches No Time To Lose to highlight occupational cancer risks
Published on 24th November 2014
IOSH has launched a campaign designed to cut exposure to work-related carcinogens, such as asbestos fibres and silica dust, and reduce the number of occupational cancers in the UK.
Asbestos management in refurbishment sector concerns HSE
Published on 17th November 2014
Too many construction and refurbishment contractors are still failing to follow the correct asbestos management procedures, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned.