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Fine for construction company who removed asbestos themselves, without a licence

A construction company has today been fined for serious safety failings with regards to the management of asbestos at a site located at Finchley Road, London. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Protostar Construction Ltd (PCL) commissioned an asbestos survey which identified a significant amount of asbestos at the site and provided detailed instructions on how […]

UKATA Cat A Asbestos Awareness

Duration: 4 hours This course is for those who have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 where asbestos could be present. Course includes: The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke

Asbestos found in school Bunsen burner metal gauze mats

  Sky News has reported that asbestos has been found in a common piece of science lab equipment sold by two companies to schools across the UK. Metal gauze mats, which are designed for use over Bunsen burners, are affected – and schools are being urged to stop using them altogether until they can be certain their […]

Council fined £200k after workers exposed to asbestos in primary school

Kent County Council (KCC) has today been fined £200,000 after asbestos was disturbed at Lansdowne Primary School. Canterbury Crown Court heard how an environmental health officer was carrying out a routine food inspection when they noticed what looked like asbestos rope hanging from the ceiling. A prohibition notice was served on the now independent educational […]