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Hoteliers fined

A Devon based hoteliers has today been sentenced after asbestos containing materials (ACM) were disturbed during a major refurbishment at The Park Hotel in Barnstaple. The project aimed to refit and refurbish the bathrooms and bedrooms, and construction work was undertaken between October 2016 and May 2017. Parts of the hotel were originally constructed during […]

Poor management of asbestos leads to company fine

A furniture manufacturing company was sentenced today for failing to prevent exposure to asbestos containing materials at its factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. An asbestos survey was carried out in 2003, which identified the presence of asbestos containing materials. It was heard in court that over a 14 year period, the company failed to introduce […]

Unauthorised Asbestos Removal

A London construction company has been fined after a serious breach in removal of asbestos. In February 2018, Protostar Construction Ltd (PCL) commissioned an asbestos survey at a site located in Finchley Road, London. The survey identified a significant amount of asbestos, and provided a detailed report on how it should be dealt with. The […]

Duty Holders to Manage Asbestos

We recently came across a letter from a local EHO (Environmental Health Officer) explaining the duty to manage asbestos in shops/pubs and offices, and other commercial premises built before the year 2000. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 places legal duties to manage asbestos upon business owners, and those responsible for buildings maintenance. It states […]

Schools failing to report asbestos details

The government asked schools to provide details of asbestos, and how they are managing it by May 31st last year, but it seems nearly a quarter of schools in England (23%) have not done so. The Public Accounts Committee says it is ‘seriously concerned’ about the Department for Educations lack of information about asbestos in […]