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Cases of illegal asbestos dumping on the rise

The country has seen numerous cases of illegally dumped asbestos waste rise in the last few months so we asked ourselves, ‘why is it happening so often?’. The first case was on a busy road in Nottinghamshire, where bags of ‘extremely dangerous’ asbestos were found. A significant number of bags were fly-tipped along a four-mile […]

NHS Trust sentenced after employees and contractors exposed to Asbestos during refurbishment works

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how in June 2012 Trust employees were removing fixtures and fittings from the empty flat when they disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The […]

Teachers & pupils face killer in class

More than 200 teachers have died in the past 10 years from the effects of being exposed to asbestos. And for each teacher fatality, nine ex-pupils can also be expected to fall victim to the silent killer, a study claims – an average of almost 200 per year. Breathing in asbestos fibres can lead to […]

Asbestos Awareness and Sampling Course – Chelmsford, Essex

bSure Testing are hosting another one of their fantastic courses this month near their head office in Chelmsford, Essex this month. A one day public course, providing asbestos awareness and sampling training and industry accredited photographic card. If you are interested in the course, please contact us on 0207 264 1010, or email info@bsuretesting.co.uk

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 […]