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Construction company fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company has been fined after disturbing asbestos and removing it without adequate precautions at a pub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how, Robert Angell undertook work to remove asbestos-containing material while renovating the property. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company was not licensed to carry […]

Who’s responsible for your buildings?

If you are leasing/renting a commercial property you will have a lease document which should clearly set out all responsibilities. But there is often a great deal of confusion about who is responsible for what, especially when it comes to legal health and safety requirements: landlord or tenant? And it’s no wonder, because as well […]

Company fined £16,000, after employees were exposed to asbestos

MS Properties (Northern) Ltd have been fined for safety breaches after employees were exposed to asbestos after removing false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion at 309-315 Hessle Road, Hull. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that the company had not commissioned a refurbishment asbestos survey prior to the work commencing. Employees removed over 1000m2 of asbestos […]

Why has agriculture got the worst rate of worker fatality in the UK?

Recent figures show that over the last 12 months there has been close to a 100% increase in deaths in the farming industry due to workplace incidents (interestingly, this follows an all time low number in 2019-20) – 18 times higher than the average rate across all other industries, and this is unacceptable.  Farmers and […]

Manufacturing company fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Power Link Machines (UK) Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was informed the company was using gaskets within its generator sets that contained asbestos. Analysis by HSE’s Science Division confirmed the gaskets contained asbestos.  The company was served with a Prohibition Notice in March 2018 requiring them to […]