HSE issues fine for failure to carry out asbestos survey
12 Dec 2018
A property development company has today been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on and before 6 December 2017, Pascal Huser Design & Build Ltd undertook construction works at a property in Fulham, London. The company failed to follow health and safety procedures by carrying out an asbestos survey before the works began.
The subsequent HSE investigation found the company removed a boarded asbestos ceiling without taking any precautions to prevent workers being exposed to the health risk. This happened because the company failed in its duty to carry out an asbestos survey for the property.
After pleading guilty to breaching regulation 5 of building control asbestos regulations 2012, the company was fined £16,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,940.40 – a total cost of £20,940.40.
Our Health & Safety Advisor, Mark Mallen added, ‘’This is an expensive reminder of how critical it is to follow the necessary procedures and prevent exposure to Asbestos.’’
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