Heating engineer fined after homeowners put at risk of asbestos exposure
A self employed heating engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres.
Karl Locher pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrates’ Court after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Locher was employed to install a new heating system in the domestic property. He removed the redundant pipework that was lagged with asbestos, using a powered electric saw. He then transported the pipework through the property and deposited it outside on the drive.
To read the full story: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/heating-engineer-fined-after-homeowners-put-at-risk-of-asbestos-exposure/