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Does your asbestos removal work require a licensed contractor?

Does your asbestos removal work require a licensed contractor?

Published on 17th September 2014

Asbestos is a category 1 carcinogen that causes around 5,000 deaths a year in the UK, so a licensing regime exists to help protect those who work with it.

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HSE stresses importance of using licensed asbestos removal contractors

HSE stresses importance of using licensed asbestos removal contractors

Published on 11th September 2014

Businesses have been reminded of the importance of appointing licensed contractors to undertake asbestos removal, after an unlicensed operator in Sussex was fined £15,000.

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Specialist asbestos advice essential before refurbishment projects

Specialist asbestos advice essential before refurbishment projects

Published on 22nd August 2014

The HSE has reiterated the importance of obtaining specialist asbestos advice before refurbishment projects, following a case that resulted in two men from Stoke-on-Trent being jailed after carrying out unlicensed, unsafe asbestos removal work.

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Universities reveal asbestos in student halls

Universities reveal asbestos in student halls

Published on 20th August 2014

Universities have been warned to pay particular attention to asbestos management, after it emerged that thousands of rooms in halls of residence contain the substance.

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Lack of asbestos survey leads to fine for Hartlepool company

Lack of asbestos survey leads to fine for Hartlepool company

Published on 11th August 2014

Two companies from north-east England have been fined a total of £22,000 after workers were put at risk of being exposed to asbestos fibres during a project to remove steelwork from a premises in Billingham.

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Man paid £275K for ‘asbestos exposure at school’

Man paid £275K for ‘asbestos exposure at school’

Published on 5th August 2014

A man has received a £275,000 compensation settlement after claiming that exposure to asbestos as a schoolboy resulted in him being diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 30.

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Asbestos halts work on Warwick University refurbishment project

Asbestos halts work on Warwick University refurbishment project

Published on 14th July 2014

A refurbishment project at Warwick University had to be halted when contractors accidentally disturbed asbestos in the walls of the building.

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Asbestos scare forces evacuation of tower block

Asbestos scare forces evacuation of tower block

Published on 7th July 2014

More than 100 people had to spend a weekend in temporary accommodation after workers disturbed asbestos in a tower block in Motherwell, Scotland.

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How to identify the asbestos management dutyholder

How to identify the asbestos management dutyholder

Published on 30th June 2014

The duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises, as stipulated in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, is important in any business, so it is crucial to establish who exactly is responsible for it.

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Schools warned about asbestos management

Schools warned about asbestos management

Published on 24th June 2014

An asbestos inspection programme resulted in 20 schools being issued with improvement notices, the Health and Safety Executive has revealed.

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