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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.