Birmingham Magistrates Court has fined Midlands based firm, Enviro-Safe Limited after it was ruled that they had failed to meet the standards required when removing asbestos.
Employees exposed to potentially lethal asbestos
The court heard how the company had failed to protect their employees from the spread of asbestos fibres during removal work undertaken on several projects. In failing to protect them, the company had exposed their workers to the potentially lethal risks associated with asbestos – including the risk of developing an asbestos-related form of cancer.
The Health and Safety Executive found that the company had failed to fully assess the risks involved in the removal of asbestos material and, as a result, had exposed its employees and others to asbestos.
HSE Inspector, Amy Kalay said after the hearing: “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.”
Enviro-Safe Limited pleaded guilty to the charges and have been fined £16,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7731.13.
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