A Peterborough company has been fined £15,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,805.60, after failing to undertake an Asbestos survey before carrying out an extensive refurbishment project on two separate properties that were likely to contain asbestos.
Thistlemoor Healthcare and Management Ltd of Thistlemoor Road, Peterborough pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 5 of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
This was after Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard how, between April and May 2017, the Peterborough construction company completed work at two different properties, one of which was part of a medical centre, and failed to carry out an asbestos survey for either property, despite the fact that both properties were likely to contain asbestos.
A thorough investigation surrounding the case was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which revealed that Thistlemoor Healthcare and Management Ltd undertook and carried out construction work, which was likely to disturb asbestos containing materials during the strip out and part demolition of the two properties.
HSE inspector, Samantha Wells was quoted at the hearing stating: “The risk of exposure to asbestos could so easily have been avoided if the company had carried out a suitable and sufficient asbestos assessment to identify the presence of asbestos within properties prior to commencing refurbishment work.
“Companies should be aware HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards.”
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety, and the organisation is committed to preventing
work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions.
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