Wolverhampton hotel owners fined thousands of pounds over asbestos risk

The owners of a hotel in Wolverhampton have been fined thousands of pounds for putting staff at risk of exposure to asbestos.

An investigation by Wolverhampton City Council found the asbestos insulation at the Mercure Goldthorn Hotel on Pern Road was in very poor condition.

Focus Hotels Management Ltd were fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £2,055 in costs.

“We are pleased that the courts have recognised the seriousness of this case. Being exposed to asbestos puts lives at risks and it is imperative that all employers ensure that their staff are not exposed to such danger. We will not hesitate to take action should this duty of care be breached.”

– Andy Jervis, Wolverhampton City Council’s Head of Regulatory Services

May 1, 2014Permalink