A demolition company has been fined after admitting health and safety failings during asbestos removal work.
The firm, Libra Demolition Ltd, based in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 after it worked on demolishing buildings at a site in Nottinghamshire in August 2008. Worksop Magistrates Court heard that a joint Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency investigation found that the company had not produced any records for the safe removal or disposal of asbestos and that the HSE had not received any notification of its removal. The company was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay costs of £10,000.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Kevin Wilson said: "The dangers of asbestos are well known and contractors should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take enforcement action against any firm that ignores the law in this way."