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Fadil Adil, of Coniston Road, Bromley, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for overseeing a demolition project which involved asbestos removal without an asbestos removal licence.
The project involved the demolition of a building which had a restaurant on the ground floor and flats above; the project was being supervised by a Fadil Adil from South East London. The HSE have prosecuted the contractor for running a construction site which led to workers being exposed to asbestos-containing-material.
The demolition took place between the 21st to the 29th of June 2010, where asbestos insulating boards were present in the ground floor restaurant ceilings. The ceilings were broken up by three workmen using sledgehammers and hand-operated breakers meaning there is a strong possibility that the workmen were exposed to asbestos fibres.
An investigation by the HSE found that the defendant did not have a licence permitting him to work with asbestos nor was he trained in construction management.
HSE regulations state that an asbestos survey needs to be carried out on construction sites where asbestos might be present; this will ensure that guidance and training is provided to the workmen in order to make them aware of asbestos containing areas. Investigation found that there was no survey and that workers were not informed.
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A CONTRACTOR has been prosecuted for exposing workers to asbestos.
Wayne Priestley, 47, of Lincoln Road, Tuxford had been employed to remove asbestos-containing materials from the former Allens Printers building in Webster Street, Derby ahead of its demolition.
Quarnmill Construction Ltd, the principal contractor on the site, provided a survey of the building to Priestley detailing the location of the asbestos. The survey stated that in several places a licensed contractor was required to remove some of the material. Quarnmill Construction has already been prosecuted for their health and safety failings in this case.
Priestley assured Quarnmill the asbestos removal was within his capability, yet he had no licence to carry out this type of work.
A demolition contractor has been ordered to carry out community service after exposing several workers – including a truck driver – to asbestos fibres.
The contractor, Wayne Priestley, 47, from Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, had been employed to remove asbestos-containing materials from the former Allens Printers building in Webster Street, Derby ahead of its demolition.
In October 2009, Priestley took four workers to the site on the first day and gave them some basic instructions. However, he did not remain to supervise the work.
The stripped material was put in a small, open skip, but the driver of the skip removal truck was exposed to asbestos fibres as the material he collected was not appropriately identified or wrapped.
Priestley had assured the principal contractor on the site, Quarnmill Construction, of Aston on Trent, that the asbestos removal was within his capability, despite having no licence to carry out this type of work.
He pleaded guilty at Derby Magistrates’ Court to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, was ordered to serve 300 hours of community service within a 12-month period and to pay costs of £500.
In March 2011, Quarnmill Construction pleaded guilty to breaches of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and fined £13,000 over the incident.
Source: Road Transport
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