UK Firm Fined Over Asbestos
18 February 2011
A UK demolition firm has been fined over Asbestos say the Demolition News. The Yorkshire-based firm was the principal contractor on a demolition project and they were fined for failing to manage and monitor asbestos removal work at a site in Nottinghamshire. A number of buildings on the site contained notifiable asbestos, the removal of which should be declared to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and carried out by a licensed asbestos contractor.
The main issue was that they did not record details or have evidence to demonstrate the safe removal or disposal of the asbestos. This is one area where contractors think they can save money, not so it would seem.
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