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28th August 2018

Wood Processing Company fined after unsafe asbestos work is carried out

Wood Treatment Ltd of Macclesfield has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay over £3,000 for legal costs and a victim surcharge. The charge relates to unsafe work on their own property, which contained asbestos. Back in 2016, after a large explosion at the site, the HSE ordered the company to fit new explosion relief […]

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22nd May 2018

What’s the Deal with Asbestos Registers?

An asbestos register is a massively important document showing people where asbestos can be found in a building, but a recent study shows that they’re not well used. A recent study highlighted that up to a third of construction workers would not check the asbestos register on a site before starting work. This not only […]

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11th October 2016

Lighthouse consultant Ian completes Asbestos qualification

We’re pleased to announce that Lighthouse Health & Safety consultant, Ian Pardoe, has successfully completed the BOHS P402 qualification in Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings. Ian commenced work with Lighthouse in June 2016 and has become a valued member of our team. His ambition to enhance his skillset in the area of […]

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19th April 2016

Two Companies Fined After Disturbing Asbestos

Two companies have been fined after asbestos was disturbed during refurbishment work. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how two employees of 24-Hour Maintenance Services Limited disturbed asbestos insulating board (AIB) whilst they were doing refurbishment work at a former commercial premises undergoing conversion into flats, in Romford, London. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive […]

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29th February 2016

Asbestos Surveys… Do i need one?

Everyone has heard of asbestos, and the fact that exposure to it can be harmful to people’s health. The reality is that historically, the dangers of asbestos were not well known. This, coupled with the fact that asbestos was readily available, relatively cheap to mine and manipulate, and had many positive qualities including durability and good […]

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31st March 2015

Leeds Trader Handed Jail Sentence after Asbestos Exposure

Leeds trader has been given a suspended jail sentence after exposing a household and workers to potentially dangerous levels of asbestos fibres at a home in Bramhope. Clive Raper, trading as Bramley Asbestos Removals, took on a job to remove asbestos insulating board from the garage of a couple’s home despite the fact that he […]

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20th February 2014

Firm In Court After Workers Exposed To Asbestos

A window replacement company has been fined a total of £24,000 and ordered to pay £10,571 after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds. Frames Conservatories Direct Ltd (FCDL) informed Westley Middle school that asbestos panels would be removed by registered […]

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20th January 2014

Company Fined After Exposing Workers To Asbestos For 5 Years

A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been fined after up to 30 workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres for nearly five years. Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester was told the company, which refurbishes furniture for pubs, restaurants and hotels, had moved into a unit at the mill in September 2007 and created […]

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5th March 2012

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Subject to Parliamentary approval, the revised Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 are due to come into force on 6 April 2012. The new Regulations are being made in order to comply with a legal opinion issued by the European Commission which found the previous asbestos regulations had not fully implemented the relevant Directive. The main […]

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