HSE International

Unlicensed contractor fined for unlawful asbestos removals

Mark John Gibson of High View, Bridgend, was contracted to remove asbestos containing materials from properties on two occasions while unlicensed to do so..

Three companies fined over £1m after workers exposed to asbestos during refurbishment at school in Waltham Forest

A HSE investigation found that although an asbestos survey was completed at the school, there were multiple caveats and disclaimers which were not checked..

Train Safe Campaign 2017 set to give tradesmen complimentary asbestos awareness training

UKATA announces the start of its annual Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign designed to keep small businesses and sole traders safe from asbestos…

Hefty fine for Barroerock Construction after double asbestos failings

Two investigations were undertaken by the HSE in 2013 and 2014, while Barroerock was converting Charter House, a former office building, into flats…

Hatters Hostel owners sentenced over asbestos failings

An unannounced inspection by the HSE at a Hatters Hostel in Manchester found that no asbestos survey had been conducted prior to a basement conversion…

Two companies fined following unsafe asbestos investigation in Surrey

Work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead, Surrey without establishing the location, presence and extent of asbestos containing materials on site…

Three construction firms fined after worker falls over 7 meters from fragile roof

Rafal Myslim was standing on the fragile roof at Dengie Crops Ltd in Asheldem, when the asbestos sheeting gave way and he fell 7.5m onto a concrete floor…

Asbestos analyst fined for fake air clearance certificate

Barrie Lyons failed to carry out a suitable inspection of the site and the correct amount of air sampling, despite reporting to his employer and client that he had..

Free health and safety awareness event for refurb construction workers

Attend a free health and safety awareness event organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council…

Bolton nightclub owner fined over asbestos exposure

Up to 20 workers were potentially exposed to deadly asbestos fibres in order for the club to open in time for an influx of students for Fresher’s week…