Trust and contractor fined over asbestos
- A charitable trust hired a contractor to carry out refurbishment works
- Both parties failed to ensure safe work with asbestos
- They were fined a total of £27,000 plus costs of £25,000
An HSE investigation was launched after concerns were raised about the treatment of asbestos issues by a charitable trust.
The Trust, who are responsible for running a school academy, had hired a contractor to carry our refurbishment works at one of their building blocks in July 2012.
An asbestos survey had been carried out, and the trust was in possession of an asbestos register to identify its locations within the building. However, the refurbishment work was carried out by the contractor without consulting the asbestos register.