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A SCHOOL hall has been closed after deadly asbestos was discovered during a routine survey.
The asbestos was found at Westacre Middle School, Ombersley Way, Droitwich, on Tuesday, February 1.
A Worcestershire County Council spokesman said: “Maintaining the health and well-being of pupils and staff at the school is our highest priority, which is why the decision has been made to temporarily close the school hall to allow the asbestos to be removed.
“We have arranged for a specialist contractor to start work at the school as soon as possible. We envisage that work will take approximately six weeks to complete.
During this time, there will be no disruption to the pupils’ learning.”
Source: Worcester News
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Interserve has been fined £33,000 after a court heard it had potentially exposed Ministry of Defence workers to deadly asbestos fibres.
Its subsidiary Interserve (Defence) Ltd, of Waterloo Road, London, appeared at Oxford Crown Court on 8 September following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive.
An asbestos survey undertaken in the boiler room at an MoD base in Arncott, Bicester, in early 2005, found that the whole room was considered to be contaminated with asbestos and recommended that access to the room should be restricted until it was removed. Read More
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) today received a formal Crown Censure from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after potentially exposing workers to deadly asbestos fibres.
Being a Crown body, MOD cannot be prosecuted as a private company would be in the criminal courts. The Censure was received by a senior manager from Defence Estates on behalf of MOD, who attended a formal Crown Censure hearing at HSE’s East Grinstead Office today (13 September 2010).
Defence Estates is an operating arm of the MOD and is responsible for managing the military estate – including managing asbestos on the estate. Read More
A Solihull building firm has been fined £1,000 after failing to take precautions against asbestos while working at a school.
The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted the company after bosses at Greswolde Constructionin Knowle failed to warn its employees that the substance was present despite being in possession of a survey detailing the location of the asbestos.
The company pleaded guilty to a breach of regulation 10(1) and one of 11(1)(a) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. As well as the fine it was also ordered to pay £2,268 costs.
Stratford-upon-Avon Magistrates Court heard how in July 2009 the firm carried out building work on an extension at Rokeby Primary School in Rugby. Three employees were carrying out the work when they disturbed an area containing asbestos. Read More