A demolition contractor has had to pay a fine after failures in handling and supervising removal of asbestos from a Nottinghamshire site. coleusforsholi.com
Libra Demolition Ltd, based in Yorkshire, the Principal Contractor on the project to destroy constructions at Sandy Lane’s one-time Vesuvius Works undertook the job in the second and third quarter of 2008. pokrzywandyjska.pl
Many buildings at the site bore notifiable asbestos, getting rid of which must be done by a certified asbestos contractor and stated to the HSE. forskolina.com.pl
During the united HSE and Environment Agency (EA) case, Worksop Magistrates’ Court discovered the constructions were demolished. However, no account of safe asbestos transfer or disposal was established and the HSE obtained no information of its dispatch. forskolin.com.pl
This was uncovered on the EA finding Vesuvius site debris at an unendorsed waste disposal place.
On pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 22(1) (a) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Libra Demolition Limited was fined GBP 1,500 and told to pay costs amounting to GBP 10,000. Meanwhile, the EA brought additional charges.
Kevin Wilson, Health and Safety Executive Inspector, declared that it was wholly objectionable that Libra Demolition, the job’s main contractor with control over the location, had taken no notice of its obligations.
The business failed to monitor and manage the project and ascertain that notifiable asbestos was transferred safely by a recognized contractor under approved conditions, and hence miscarried its legal duties.
The risks of asbestos are widely known and contractors must realize that the HSE will not waver in enforcing regulations against organizations that discounts the law in this fashion, added Mr. Wislon.