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Press Releases on asbestos prosecutions and other asbestos-related issues.

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08/02/18: Manufacturing company and contractor fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos
A manufacturing company and contractor have been prosecuted after failing to prevent exposure of workers and others to asbestos whilst cleaning an asbestos cement roof.
2 years ago 2 years ago
18/01/18: Principal contractor and site manager sentenced following asbestos exposure at a construction site
The principal contractor and site manager of a construction site in Derby city centre have been sentenced after workers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work.
2 years ago 2 years ago
Asbestos removal company and managers sentenced after forging documents
An asbestos removal company, and two of its managers, have today been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
2 years ago 2 years ago
Avoiding disturbance of asbestos insulating board
Information on the importance of surveys to identify concealed asbestos.
6 years ago 6 years ago
Charitable Trust and Contractor fined for asbestos safety failings
The Williamson Trust were fined £18000 plus costs of £17000 for failing to complete a refurbishment and demolition survey and failing to ensure that the contractor had the asbestos information needed. Mark Tucker was fined £9000 plus costs of £8000
4 years ago 4 years ago
Cinema director fined for asbestos management failings
James Hannaway, a St Albans cinema director has been fined £11,660 plus £7000 costs after he put workers and members of the public at risk of exposure to asbestos.
4 years ago 4 years ago
Companies fined more than £1M
Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.
3 years ago 3 years ago
Company expose family to risk of asbestos
Ace of Hearts Home Improvement Limited, a Hertfordshire based home improvement company has been fined after the unsafe removal of asbestos material from a domestic property.
4 years ago 4 years ago
Company fined after employees exposed to asbestos fibres
SSE Hornsea Ltd, operators of a natural gas storage facility near Atwick on the East Yorkshire coast, has been sentenced today after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres.
2 years ago 2 years ago
Company fined for poor condition of asbestos containing materials
A company which manufactures and distributes furniture was fined £6,000 for failing to properly assess the risk from exposure to asbestos containing materials.
2 years ago 2 years ago