Council and Decorating Firm Prosecuted for Asbestos Failings Asbestos Removal and Management Services

Latest News

Health Board Fined for...

16/01/2014 A Scottish health board has been fined for a safety failing that led to several workers being... [ + ]
More News >>
Asbestos Removal

Council and Decorating Firm Prosecuted for Asbestos Failings

Warwickshire Council and Birmingham Decorating Firm Prosecuted for Asbestos Failings

North Warwickshire Borough Council and a decorating firm from Birmingham have been prosecuted after exposing workers to asbestos.

Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court was told that North Warwickshire council was refurbishing a local community centre in Fillongley on 13 March 2012 when it sent Intal Decorators Limited to remove asbestos insulation board.

Intal Decorators Limited were not licenced to remove the material which should have been removed under controlled conditions by a licensed contractor. Instead the firm's workers contaminated the site by spreading deadly asbestos fibres.

Other tradesmen on the site quickly realised what was happening and reported it to managers. Shortly after the incident the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the site.

An investigation by the HSE revealed North Warwickshire council had completed a survey which detailed the presence of asbestos but had failed to pass information on to Intal Decorators Limited.

Intal Decorators Limited failed to carry out its own assessment of the boards to check whether asbestos was present.

North Warwickshire Borough Council pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,200.

Intal Decorators Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 5 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £500 in costs.

 

Source: The Construction Index Newsletter

Asbestos removal Birmingham

We are licenced by the HSE. Trained and experienced team to undertake a range of asbestos services.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Surveys Birmingham

Our qualified and dedicated team are experienced in undertaking all types of asbestos surveys.

Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Waste Management Birmingham

We hold a Waste Carriers Licence to transfer asbestos waste. We operate an approved Waste Transfer Station.

Asbestos Waste

 

Make an Enquiry
Have you got a question?
Get in touch and a team member will get back to you shortly.















 Enviro Safe Asbestos Accreditations

© Copyright 2019 Enviro-Safe Ltd