Twenty schools have received improvement notices from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) because of their inadequate control of asbestos hazards.
See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A man who sold second-hand roofing panels containing asbestos has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after a construction worker was killed installing them. Robert Marsh, 64-year-old director of RM Developments (2005) Ltd of Newport, Shropshire, supplied the pre-used roofing sheets containing white asbestos to a farming partnership building a barn in Frankley, Worcestershire. Worcester Crown Court heard that after Mr Marsh supplied the roofing sheets, the partnership hired steel erector Tony Podmore [...]
See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Asbestos removal firm Angus Group Ltd fined £109,000 A Paisley-based asbestos removal company has been fined more than £100,000 for exposing workers to dangerous fibres while demolishing a former school building. A court heard Angus Group Ltd did not properly manage the removal of asbestos-containing materials from the former Ermine Infants’ School, Lincoln. The Health and Safety Executive discovered the safety breaches in 2012. Angus Group was fined £109,000 and ordered to pay £42,100 in costs. It [...]
See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A supervisor in charge of asbestos removal from a school boiler house has been fined for not wearing his respiratory mask. Jack Conn, then a supervisor with a Medway company licensed to remove asbestos, recklessly exposed himself to the potentially-dangerous fibres. He was spotted working unprotected at the site at Canterbury Academy on 30 May 2013 by an inspector from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Mr Conn was seen walking around inside the [...]