Company and director sentenced for exposing workers to asbestos

A wood working company and its director have been fined after an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a series of failings and risks associated with significant quantities of asbestos-containing materials within the premises.

Bristol Crown Court heard that on 10 August 2016, during an unannounced visit to a workshop on Moravian Road, Bristol, the asbestos insulating board lining the building was found to be in very poor condition with many panels having extensive damage. Enforcement notices were served requiring  the risks to be controlled and the asbestos materials to be removed by a licenced contractor.

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