News – February 2017

News – February 2017

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Asbestos removal company fined for failure to meet standards

As reported by the HSE on 17 Jan 2017, Enviro-Safe Limited a Midlands based licensed asbestos removal company have been fined for poor safety practices and failing to meet the standards required during removal of asbestos containing materials.

The company failed to protect employees from the spread of asbestos fibres during the removal work at separate projects. The company had failed to protect their workers and exposed them to the risk of developing asbestos related disease.

An investigation by the HSE found that Enviro-Safe had failed to risk involved with the removal of asbestos material adequately and exposed its employees and others to asbestos as a result. This could have been prevented by the use of enclosures which would have protected the workers from asbestos exposure.

Speaking after the case HSE inspector Amy Kalay said “Exposure to asbestos fibres is extremely dangerous to people’s health and the company failed to adopt the safety measures that are required to prevent the risk to their employees and others.”

Envrio-Safe Limited of Stratford Street North, Birmingham pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 16 CAR2012 and were  fined £16,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7731.13

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