An Oxford based company has been fined after disturbing asbestos insulation board (AIB) at a school.
Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how Amey Communities Limited (ACL) were contracted to carry out roof refurbishment at Lings Primary School, Hayeswood Road, Northampton. During the course of this refurbishment workers from ACL disturbed AIB in a small plant room.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident which occurred on 6 November 2014 found failings in ACL’s project management arrangements. They failed to monitor and identify asbestos materials during this specific roof refurbishment work at the school and ensure key personnel had suitable asbestos awareness training.
See http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/company-fined-for-safety-failings-when-dealing-with-asbestos-at-a-school/ for more details