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23 12, 2016

Check out our 2017 Compliance Training Courses

December 23rd, 2016|Asbestos, Construction, Education, Facilities & Property Management, Fire, HBE, Health, Health & Safety, Hospitality, Housing Associations, Manufacturing & Industry, Pharmaceutical, Public Sector, Safety at Height, Training, Water|Comments Off on Check out our 2017 Compliance Training Courses

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28 07, 2016

Guidance on Managing & working with asbestos in soil, construction & demolition materials published

July 28th, 2016|Asbestos|Comments Off on Guidance on Managing & working with asbestos in soil, construction & demolition materials published

Contaminated Land Application in Real Environment has published industry guidance on managing & working with asbestos in soil, construction & demolition materials.

18 04, 2016

Belfast company fined for exposing workers to Asbestos fibres

April 18th, 2016|Asbestos|Comments Off on Belfast company fined for exposing workers to Asbestos fibres

A Belfast property company has been fined for exposing workers to Asbestos fibres in the refurbishment of a popular entertainment venue. The company pleaded guilty to three breaches of the health and safety legislation in Belfast Crown Court. The property company was contracted to undertake and manage the refurbishment of the Devenish Complex in Belfast. [...]

3 02, 2016

The challenges around Asbestos removal project management

February 3rd, 2016|Asbestos, HBE|Comments Off on The challenges around Asbestos removal project management

Asbestos removal still presents significant challenges and at the Northern Ireland Safety Group meeting on the 15th February, seasoned speaker, Austin O'Hare from HBE, will share examples of when he has had to handle the unexpected during an Asbestos Removal Project, including climbing church towers, working around staff refusing to leave and wildlife breaking into [...]

28 01, 2016

Consulting Firm fined for Asbestos survey & Management failings

January 28th, 2016|Asbestos|Comments Off on Consulting Firm fined for Asbestos survey & Management failings

A consulting company has been fined £30,000, plus costs of £564, at Antrim Crown Court for three health and safety breaches that resulted in two construction workers being exposed to asbestos. The sentencing comes after a Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) investigation into how a joiner and his colleague were exposed to [...]

13 01, 2016

Food manufacturer fined for asbestos offences

January 13th, 2016|Asbestos|Comments Off on Food manufacturer fined for asbestos offences

A food manufacturer located in Dungannon, Northern Ireland has been fined £30,000 plus costs of £2,500 after pleading guilty to breaches of health and safety legislation for Asbestos related offences. The case was brought by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) and relates to an incident where two ventilation engineers were exposed [...]

8 01, 2016

Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings

January 8th, 2016|Asbestos|Comments Off on Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings

A UK charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. The Trust is responsible for running an academy school where the contractor was refurbishing a building block. The Magistrates’ Court heard that, the contractor was aware that the trust had [...]

6 01, 2016

A New Year and a new UKAS accreditation for HBE

January 6th, 2016|Asbestos, HBE|Comments Off on A New Year and a new UKAS accreditation for HBE

The New Year has started in the best way possible for HBE. We've been awarded the prestigious UKAS 17025 accreditation as an Asbestos Testing Body. HBE is one of only two companies in the UK, and the only Irish company, to have achieved UKAS 17020 accreditation for both Legionella Risk Assessments and Asbestos Surveying and [...]

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