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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.
Campaigners want all asbestos removed from Leeds schools
Published on 20th October 2014
Asbestos campaigners have called on Leeds City Council to undertake a large-scale asbestos removal programme at its schools to help protect children and teachers.
Many tradespeople ‘unaware’ of asbestos safety procedures
Published on 14th October 2014
Tradespeople work in rooms where asbestos is present an average of more than 100 times a year, but many are still unaware of the correct safety procedures, a new study by the Health & Safety Executive has found.
Campaigners want asbestos removed from Manchester’s public buildings
Published on 29th September 2014
A campaign group has called for councils in Greater Manchester to remove asbestos from all public buildings in order to protect workers and the public.
HSE launches new asbestos and silica dust clampdown
Published on 22nd September 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign to protect workers at British building sites from the dangers posed by asbestos and silica dust.
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.
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.