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Wimbledon company hit with HSE fine

26th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

AA Construction in Wimbledon has been prosecuted following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The company was found to have not properly planned its work at Quintin Avenue in February 2011, where local residents expressed concern over asbestos materials being smashed up, littering the premises.

It pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was punished with a £36,000 fine, a £15 surcharge and £9,159 in costs.

Janet Viney, HM inspector of health and safety at the HSE, recently urged all councils to ensure their recycling processes abide by law, after it was found that one-fifth of councils are not complying with guidelines.

HSE inspector Helen Donnelly said: "Members of the public rightly raised concerns about the unsafe working practices they witnessed at Quintin Avenue, and I applaud them for doing so."

Ms Donnelly explained that construction projects must be properly planned and safely managed by adept individuals who use the correct equipment.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801476652-ADNFCR


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