AV Asbestos Managing Director James Sykes talking about the need for transparency about the presence of asbestos on BBC Radio Wales

James Sykes said some universities should be more 'transparent' with students about the low risk of the asbestos in this situation.
Added: Saturday 20 June 2015

Thursday 20 August 2015

BBC Radio Wales
James discusses the need for transparency on BBC Radio Wales news website

BBC Radio Wales audio recording first transmitted 20 August 2014

Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Added: Tuesday 12 May 2015

Saturday 20 June 2015

The Cheshire firm was prosecuted at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday 12 May after an investigation found that the company had not arranged for a detailed Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey to be undertaken, as was required.

Labform Ltd, of Lymm, Cheshire, was fined £22,400 and ordered to pay £11,741 in costs after pleading guilty to four breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector David King said: “Exposure to asbestos fibres is a serious and well known health risk, so it is essential that duty-holders take suitable and sufficient measures to prevent the disturbance, spread and exposure to asbestos.

“Failing to take action to identify asbestos while planning work, and to ensure that any contractors who may disturb asbestos are aware of the location and type of asbestos present, and not taking appropriate measures to protect the health of others, is totally inexcusable.”

See the article on the Health and Safety Executive website.

The Health and Safety Executive Media Centre – East of England 2015 (website)