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Asbestos: The Secret Hitchhiker

by Sebastian Richardson, SSIP Assessor Today, the populations most heavily exposed to asbestos are those in construction trades.  However, because asbestos can cling to clothes, someone in the construction trade could unknowingly take asbestos particles with them off-site. The Importance of Proper Asbestos Handling Procedures on Construction Sites Asbestos particles can cling to your clothes and then […]

Company fined £200,000 after employee badly injured in fall

A property management company has been fined £200,000 after an employee was left in a wheelchair after falling eight metres through a roof light. Robin Williamson, an asbestos surveyor employed by City Property (Glasgow) LLP, suffered severe injuries after he fell while carrying out a survey on the roof of Netherton Community Centre, Glasgow on […]

Fatal skylight fall – company and director sentenced

A Wakefield roofing company has been fined and its sole director given a suspended prison sentence after a dad-of-two was killed when he fell 12 metres through a skylight. Jonathan May, 39, from Horbury, Wakefield, who was a subcontractor for Davis Industrial Roofing Limited, was working on a storm-damaged warehouse roof at F&G Commercials Limited, […]

Eddie Stobart fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Logistics company Eddie Stobart has been fined after work at one of its sites exposed staff to asbestos. The firm was fined £133,000 for a series of failures that took place while excavation work was carried out at its rail and container freight port in Widnes. Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) were disturbed by the building […]

Asbestos: The Subject of Investigation

The HSE declared in July that schools would become the focus of a new round of asbestos-targeted inspections. From compliance with the ‘Duty to Manage’ requirements to support and advice, SK Compliance’s dedicated team are here to help. Click to read the article.. Asbestos risk in any premises, particularly those built before 2000, must be […]