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Asbestos Health and Safety Risks

13th December 2018

Developer Fined After Disturbing Asbestos

What’s Happened? The owner of a building has recently been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after it was discovered that major refurbishment had taken place without an asbestos survey. When HSE Inspectors visited the large site in Manchester, they found that the Developer had renovated the building without firstly checking for asbestos. The […]

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 May 2017

Company fined £750,000 for asbestos failings

Refurbishment contractors, Barroerock Construction Ltd, have recently been fined £750,000 and ordered to pay costs of £14,874.68 after failing miserably in managing asbestos on a site they were working on in Kent, resulting in exposing around 200 workers to the deadly fibres. How did this happen? Barroerock Construction Ltd was converting a former nine storey […]

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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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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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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