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Let’s talk about Asbestos

It’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (#GAAW2022), so we want to raise awareness along with one of the UK’s leading Asbestos Training authorities – UKATA  And, as it’s the Health & Safety Show at the NEC, if you’re attending, now would be the perfect time to pop along to stand 4/H101 and ask Natalie and Faye from SK Compliance (PAT Test UK) and SK Training all of your asbestos, […]

Directors fined for unlicensed asbestos removal

The Managing Director and the Director of a printing company have been fined for safety breaches after organising the removal of asbestos insulation board by untrained personnel. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, Charles Dunn and Jeremy Mills, respectively the Managing Director and Director of D&M Heritage Limited, consented to work taking place at the company’s […]

RPE testing and maintenance – getting it right matters!

Recently, we have seen an increase in the HSE’s focus with regards to the inspection and maintenance of reusable RPE equipment, which has led to action being taken by the HSE against companies who have failed to comply with current regulations.  The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, Provision 9, refers to the Maintenance, […]

Contractor sentenced after asbestos disturbance in public park

A contractor has been awarded 100 hours community service and 10 days Rehabilitation Activity following a conviction of health and safety breaches after labourers disturbed asbestos and worked dangerously at height while refurbishing a disused park toilet block. Southwark Crown Court heard how, a charity hired a local contractor, Fahadh Rasheed, to convert a toilet […]

School and contractor fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

A school and its maintenance contractor have been fined after workers disturbed asbestos at the school while installing a new heating system. Peterlee Magistrates’ Court heard that, T.W. Steam & Heating Services Limited had been contracted by Park View Academy, to install a new heating system in the school building at Park View School, Chester […]