2013 And companies still fail to manage the risk of asbestos!

Yet another story has appeared through the HSE website where multiple failings to manage asbestos have lead to individuals being exposed to asbestos.

Whilst the details of the story are almost unimportant what is relevant is that the HSE are still reporting that companies are failing to provide asbestos awareness training to employees who are likely to come into contact with asbestos (in this instance window installers) and companies are proceeding with works without ensuring correct provision has been made to identify and manage the risk from asbestos.  It is almost ironic that the HSE notified of this incident in the same notification as the British Lung Foundation Campaign – take 5 and stay alive.

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/school-and-glass-contractor-fined-for-asbestos-failings/?eban=govdel-asbestos&cr=14-Nov-2013

 

December 4, 2013Permalink