Health and Safety Failings – Trust and contractor fined over asbestos
Jan
26

Trust and contractor fined over asbestos

Key Facts

  • 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

The Case

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.

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Health and Safety Failings – Communications firm fined
Jan
18

Communications firm fined

Key Facts

  • An HSE investigation was launched into a communications firm after a worker suffered serious injuries after being struck by a bus.
  • The subsequent HSE investigation found that safe systems of work had not been maintained at the work site.
  • The communication firm was find £12,000 and ordered to pay full costs.

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