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Asbestos exposure of employees lands company in hot water Energy providers SSE Hornsea have recently been given a slap on the wrists following asbestos exposure to employees and contractors. SSE Hornsea received a court fine of £300,000 after it was revealed that 13 employees and maintenance contractors had been exposed to white asbestos. The fine […]Read the full article | Published Jan 24, 2018
Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions The continuing presence of asbestos in the UK’s schools is a “scandal” say a coalition of trade unions. In a statement, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC), which comprises nine unions (the Association of School and College Leaders, Association of Teachers and Lecturers, National Association […]Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017
Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have recently released figures showing the number of people in the UK that died from mesothelioma in 2015. The areas with the most deaths were Barrow-in-Furness, North Tyneside, West Dunbartonshire, Dagenham, Barking and Sunderland. Director of Services for Mesothelioma UK, […]Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017
Heating Engineer fined for exposing homeowners to asbestos A self employed heating engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibers. Karl Locher pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrate’s Court after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Locher was employed […]Read the full article | Published Oct 12, 2016
Demolition contractor found guilty of safety failings A Hertfordshire based demolition contractor found guilty of safety failings across two building separate sites has been sentenced in court. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had received a complaint back in March 2014 from a resident living close to the old Chesham Community Hospital site in Buckinghamshire, concerning […]Read the full article | Published Jun 28, 2016