Large quantities of asbestos fibres were released after the demolition of a conservatory at a rented property. A landlord and building contractor have been fined over £1,700 plus 150 hours of unpaid work.

The landlord commissioned a building contractor to replace a conservatory containing asbestos panels at a property in Birmingham in August 2017. Asbestos was spread as the panels were removed in a ‘haphazard’ and ‘un-contained’ way.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the landlord should have had an asbestos survey carried out before work commenced, and building contractor should not have started work without one. The building contractor took no precautions which resulted in the asbestos being spread wisely throughout the home, its contents and the neighboring house.

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Asbestos Surveying

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Management Survey

Required for the occupation and use of a premises with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
  • Property asbestos registers
  • Full survey identifying areas for concern
  • Carried out by duty manager or trained operatives
  • Detailed report for each survey
  • Non-invasive survey where possible

Refurbishment/Demolition Survey

Required for any premises with Asbestos Containing Material which is undergoing renovation or demolition
  • Property asbestos registers
  • Full survey identifying areas for concern
  • Carried out by trained operatives
  • Detailed report for each survey
  • Involves an invasive survey