The Building Trade – Asbestos Awareness

This Trade Section carries vital information about asbestos awareness for service companies who may during the course of their work come into contact with Asbestos.

Please check back periodically as we will be regularly updating this section to provide up to date asbestos guidance for those working within the building trade.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

 

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Asbestos Licensing Information

A new web link has been added to the Asbestos Licensing Information community by Moira Gilfillan.

Name:Prosecution against high street retailer for exposing people to asbestos

Description:

Press release providing information on prosecution launched against a high street retailer and four contractors for exposing people to asbestos during refurbishment work.
Address:http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2010/coi-se-0201.htm

 

You may be interested in the press release issued recently by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warning of the need to properly assess risks when working with asbestos and to ensure, if necessary, only licensed contractors are used.
The press release is available via the following link or through the Press Release page on the communities site.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coinw03809.htm

The HSE is also warning that firms exposing workers to asbestos would be penalised.

It added that electrical contracting companies and other building and refurbishment trades must provide suitable asbestos awareness training to employees or face prosecution.

This move follows the HSE prosecution of Scriven Electrical Contractors Ltd of Cornwallis Road, West Bromwich for failing to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training was given to its employees.

 

HSE Article

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coiwm43409.htm

 

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