Contractor fined for removing asbestos without a license.

Fit-out and refurbishment specialist Piperhill Construction Ltd has been fined £8,000 for stripping out asbestos without a licence. On 25 August 2011, while carrying out refurbishment work, Piperhill Construction removed asbestos insulating board (AIB) from the stairwells of Kilbroney House, a 14 storey apartment block in east Belfast managed by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.…

Lack of Asbestos Awareness Training and Asbestos Survey results in large fines.

A Birmingham glazing contractor and a local school have been fined for failing to manage refurbishment works properly and exposing workers to asbestos. Birmingham Glass Services Ltd and Equitas Academies Trust, the owner and operator of Aston Manor Academy, were jointly prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found they put…