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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 […]

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 […]