Two sentenced following asbestos breach

A landlord and building contractor have been fined after large quantities of asbestos fibres were released from the demolition of a conservatory at a rented property. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the landlord commissioned a building contractor to replace a...

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HSE Enforcement

How do the HSE enforce the asbestos regulations? Asbestos regulations are enforced by HSE, Local Authorities (LAs) and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).  LAs are the principle enforcing authority in: Retailing, Wholesale distribution, Warehousing,  Hotel...

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£8,000.00 fine for Bristol Building Firm

A building firm has been prosecuted following construction work to refurbish a pub where the company failed to obtain results of a required asbestos demolition survey and commenced work.  An asbestos survey conducted (post works) found asbestos materials in...

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Asbestos remains the UK’s biggest workplace killer

Over 5,000 Asbestos-related disease deaths per year, highlighting the importance of information, instruction and training. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and...

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