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Free event for Keighley District: Asbestos in the workplace – where is it?

A free event for employers and duty holders in the Keighley district of West Yorkshire has been organised by Bradford Area Occupational Health and Safety Forum.  The event has been scheduled for Tuesday, 20th March 2012 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Council Chambers, Bow Street Town Centre, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3PA. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 28, 2012

Managing director and builder fined after exposing workers to asbestos

Avon Freight Group Ltd (AFG) and its managing director Simon Poole, together with builder Ronald McPhee, pleaded guilty today to Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and were ordered to pay fines totaling £62, 500 and court costs of £52, 795. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted over the […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 23, 2012

Two business men are found guilty of causing asbestos related deaths to thousands

In a groundbreaking trial, a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron were found guilty of causing an environmental disaster and failing to comply with safety regulations, resulting in 3,000 alleged asbestos-related deaths. After a lengthy investigation and trial, the first of its kind against a multi-national company, victims and their families wept, cheered and clapped when both men […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 17, 2012

Asbestos Awareness and Works with Works with Non-Licensed Asbestos Containing Materials Training Session- 9th March 2012

Armco has arranged their next Asbestos Awareness and Works with Non-Licensed Asbestos Containing Materials training session to be held on Friday, 9th March 2012 at Bury Business Centre, Kay Street, Bury, BL9 6BU. Did you know that of the approximate 4000 asbestos related deaths per year, 40 tradesman every week die from asbestos related diseases. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 16, 2012

Building site manager fined for ignoring HSE safety notices

Further to my previous article regarding unannounced visits to refurbishment sites by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), this article present a case where a Cardiff construction site manager has been fined after failing to comply with two safety orders issued to protect workers from injury,  including failing to provide Asbestos Safety Training. Mr Haider […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 08, 2012

HSE announces ‘Refurbishment Inspection Initiative’ in early 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Construction inspectors have announced that they will be carrying out an intensive inspection initiative of various sites undergoing refurbishment during February and March 2012.  These inspections will focus on the refurbishment/building site risks that make construction one ofBritain’s most dangerous industries and will cover the following areas: height safely; good […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 06, 2012

Armco Asbestos Consultants pass 6-monthly ISO:9001 External Audit

Following Armco’s award of the ISO 9001 Certification by ISOQAR back in August 2011, we have now had our 6-month external Audit and are please to confirm we passed with flying colours.  Armco Asbestos Consultants accreditation with ISOQAR for the following scope: ‘Asbestos Consultancy including Surveys, Training, Sampling, Management and Removals’, has now been confirmed […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 03, 2012
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