ISO 45001

The draft international standard (DIS) for ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use has been published by BSi and is available on their website for review and comment until April 2016. ISO 45001 will eventually... read more

Asbestos in Scotland remains a ‘health time bomb’

The use of asbestos in Scottish schools has created a health “time bomb”, medical and legal experts have claimed. An increasing number of people are coming forward with asbestos-related conditions they claim are associated with working in affected... read more

Contractor fined for poor asbestos assessment

A Bedfordshire based contractor has been fined for poor asbestos assessment, after failing to carry out suitable assessment of asbestos removal work. Luton Magistrates Court heard how Anthony West was contracted to complete demolition work at a building in... read more

Asbestos in Schools – What is the solution?

Asbestos in schools is a “serious” problem which could threaten the health of children, a Government report has found, as it concluded that thousands of schools are failing to follow safety guidelines. One fifth of schools which responded to an official... read more

Demolition Contractor breaches asbestos regulations

A demolition contractor has been given a four-month suspended custodial sentence after breaching asbestos regulations across two separate sites. The site in Chesham | Image credit: ©HSE Scot Ian Richardson trading as Aztec Demolition was acting as contractor on the... read more