News & Updates

£30k fine after construction work was continued after asbestos was found

A construction company has been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos whilst refurbishing a flat in St John’s Wood, Westminster. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that between 14 May and 31 August 2018, ASAI Construction Ltd, the Principal Contractor for the project, failed to obtain a Refurbishment and Demolition asbestos survey prior to commencing work […]

The importance of proper play equipment safety checks

Back in January of this year the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council was sentenced after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park.  Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that the accident occurred when part of the play equipment gave way after the young girl was swinging on […]

Broadcast April 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast. As May is National Wellbeing Month, we start with an article about the impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health; the health and safety contribution concerns RIDDOR and accident reporting; and finally, we cover the importance of ensuring you have the correct asbestos survey. We’ve also included recent news stories and […]

Non-isolated gas supply leads to fatal explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff’s Court heard how, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at the former Pastoral Centre in Bonkle Road, Newmains in Wishaw. The work was […]

Lack of guarding and training lead to apprentice losing fingers

A manufacturing company has been fined after an apprentice’s hand was caught in machinery. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, a 17-year-old apprentice, who had been working at Amber Industries Limited in Oldham for 18 months, was reaming work pieces using an unguarded pillar drill whilst wearing gloves. The glove on his right hand became entangled […]