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Man jailed for supplying asbestos roof panels
Published on 11th June 2014
A company director has been jailed for a year after his business illegally supplied asbestos cement roof panels, which were a major contributory factor to the death of a construction worker.
Asbestos removal a target issue for HSE inspectors
Published on 2nd June 2014
Checking that asbestos removal has been carried out by licensed contractors will be a major focus for Health and Safety Executive inspectors over the next 12 months.
Asbestos issue closes classroom at Harrogate school
Published on 27th May 2014
The collapse of a ceiling containing asbestos resulted in a classroom being closed for eight months at a primary school in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Unsafe asbestos removal leads to fine for building contractor
Published on 23rd May 2014
An Ipswich building company has been fined £10,000 after the unsafe removal of asbestos insulating board (AIB) resulted in workers and homeowners being exposed to asbestos fibres.
London building contractor fined for asbestos safety breaches
Published on 15th May 2014
A London building contractor has been fined £10,000 after a breakdown in communication resulted in the unsafe removal of asbestos insulating board from a refurbishment site.
Asbestos management requirements for residential landlords
Published on 8th May 2014
The laws regarding responsibility for asbestos management in commercial premises is clear, but landlords with residential properties could be forgiven for being uncertain about their position.
Areas with highest risk of asbestos-related cancer identified
Published on 29th April 2014
People living in parts of Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Teesside and Merseyside are among those at the highest risk of developing the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, a new study has found.
Demolition contractor fined for unlicensed asbestos removal
Published on 15th April 2014
A Portsmouth-based demolition contractor has been prosecuted after carrying out unlicensed asbestos removal work at a site in Hampshire.
Property developer fined £9.8k for asbestos failings
Published on 7th April 2014
A property development company has been fined £9,800 after its mishandling of asbestos insulating board resulted in at least three of its workers being exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.
Manchester landmark reopens after refurbishment and asbestos removal
Published on 26th March 2014
Manchester Central Library has reopened following a three-and-a-half-year refurbishment that included extensive asbestos removal work.