News

Hi, welcome to our news page where you can find all updates with regards to Asbestos regulations and health and safety information which is hot off the press.

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August 2015

New Job Opportunity

ASBESTOS SUPERVISOR WANTED
HB Insulations are seeking for an Experienced Asbestos Supervisor to join their team.  The ideal candidate will need at least 5 years experience within the asbestos industry and also have up to date training certification (including training, facefit, medical and cscs).  Candidate must be based in Nottingham.  Must also have a valid driving license.  Immediate start.
Contact us  on the main office number.

 

October 2013

HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 clarify and simplify the reporting requirements, while ensuring that the data collected gives an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents.

The change affects all employers – including the self-employed. New web-based information and guidance is now available on the HSE website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/index.htm

 

September 2013

Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole

A company in Poole has been fined for safety breaches after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory in the town.

Poole Investments plc allowed a series of people and workers on to the site in Blandford Road, Poole, despite being aware of the presence of asbestos materials from a survey it commissioned itself.

The Health and Safety Executive, which was alerted, investigated and prosecuted the company at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday (17 Sept) for safety failings.

Read More at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-sw-poole-investments.htm

 

September 2012

Derbyshire Trusted Trader

Derbyshire Trusted trader is a service where local people can find a trusted trader in there area. It ranges  from plumbers to Asbestos Removal. We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Trusted Trader. Our certificate will be uploaded in due course, but feel free to have a look at our profile on there website .

 

 

 

Septemer 2012

SafeContractor Accreditation

Yes its that time of the year again where our Safecontractor accreditation is up for renewal, and we are pleased so say we have now gained another 12 months accreditation. You can find our new certificate by clicking on our Accreditation’s page.

 

April 2012

Notifying notifiable non licensed asbestos works

From April 2012, some types of non-licensed asbestos work will require notification to the HSE or local authority.

Please click here to find out more information about the notification process and what types of asbestos material is classed as notifiable non-licensed works.

Click here for a copy of the Notification of Non-Licensed Asbestos works

If you are not sure on what types of asbestos are licensed and non licensed the link below gives some examples of what work falls into the categories of licensed, notifiable non-licensed and non-licensed.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/asbestos-work-categories.pdf

If you are still unsure do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call an experienced member of our team.

 

April 2012

(RIDDOR) Change

From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then the trigger point will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).

Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.

Employers and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR must still keep a record of all over three day injuries – if the employer has to keep an accident book, then this record will be enough.

The deadline by which the over seven day injury must be reported will increase to 15 days from the day of the accident.

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