HBE are pleased to announce that we have achieved Gold ConstructionLine status for our Legionella, Asbestos and Fire Services.
HBE has been successful in securing a place on the Fusion21 National Compliance and Facilities Management framework to provide Legionella monitoring services as a direct result of our commitment to quality and value for money demonstrated throughout the evaluation process.
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An Essex school has pleaded guilty to breaching working at height regulations after a worker was injured as he fell from a roof.
HBE recently attended the USHA event in London where we met Estates managers from many of the UK's leading universities, to discuss their Health & Safety and Compliance management requirements. Pictured above is Ann Male, Business Development Manager at HBE.
The HSE has published the results of the asbestos in schools inspection initiative In England, which took place in 2013/14 where the HSE inspected a random sample of 153 non-local authority schools. From these inspections, 29 per cent received written advice from HSE i.e. they were not compliant, and a shocking further 13 per cent [...]
A Northern Ireland Grammar School has appeared at Belfast Crown Court charged with Asbestos failures in their school. An appointed representative on behalf of the school board of governors of Bloomfield Collegiate, pleaded guilty to failing to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. The HSE prosecuted Bloomfield Collegiate Grammar School for not having a suitable asbestos [...]
Thurrock Council has been fined a total of £35,000 and ordered to pay £15,326 in costs after admitting to failures in how it managed asbestos across its schools. The Crown Court heard that no action was taken despite the fact that the Council was made aware of asbestos concerns in a boiler room at a Junior School. [...]
Staffordshire County Council and a refurbishment firm have been fined for exposing a nursery class, school staff and two joiners to asbestos fibres after failing to identify Asbestos and handle the accordingly. The refurbishing company was working at Glenthorne Community Primary School in Cheslyn Hay for the council when the incident happened in February 2009. [...]
Earlier this month, 900 pupils were moved out of a High School in Wales when contractors found asbestos fibres and dust in the air. This incident together with another story of asbestos in Northern Ireland schools, has stirred campaigners to demand that airborne asbestos fibre testing be introduced into schools. A large proportion of schools [...]