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Asbestos removal firm fined after putting workers in danger

19th June 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

An asbestos removal contractor has been hit with a fine after jeopardising the safety of workers at a refurbishment project in Warwickshire.

AG&M Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it failed to properly monitor a decontamination unit, while it also did not have a trained supervisor on site at the Station Road building.

After the hearing, HSE principal inspector Jo Anderson said: "It is unacceptable to allow such failings. As a licensed asbestos removal contractor, the company was fully aware of its responsibilities to ensure the safety and welfare of its workers."

Ms Anderson continued by saying that those who work with asbestos must ensure that they clean themselves properly to prevent exposure to the substance.

It is important that offices and other workplaces are checked for asbestos, as it is hard for workers to detect and can prove to be deadly if staff come into contact with it.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801387720-ADNFCR

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