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5 04, 2017

HBE secures place on Fusion21 National Compliance and Facilities Management Framework

April 5th, 2017|Education, HBE, Public Sector, Water|Comments Off on HBE secures place on Fusion21 National Compliance and Facilities Management Framework

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.

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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31 07, 2014

Waltham Forest Council prosecuted for Asbestos failings

July 31st, 2014|Asbestos, Public Sector|Comments Off on Waltham Forest Council prosecuted for Asbestos failings

Waltham Forest council is being prosecuted by the HSE following an investigation into the management of asbestos at the Town Hall. The HSE is prosecuting the authority over alleged breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act and the Control of Asbestos Regulations relating to the discovery of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in a [...]

22 03, 2013

NI council in dock for legionella failings

March 22nd, 2013|Public Sector, Water|Comments Off on NI council in dock for legionella failings

In September 2011, Carrickfergus Borough Council contracted an unqualified water management company as a contractor to assess the risks associated with its water systems at the Carrickfergus Amphitheatre. The contractor had no specific training in legionellosis, or health and safety. The HSE carried out a routine visit to the site in November 2011 and found [...]

4 03, 2013

Thurrock Council fined for School Asbestos Failing

March 4th, 2013|Asbestos, Education, Public Sector|Comments Off on Thurrock Council fined for School Asbestos Failing

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. [...]

1 03, 2013

Public fears grow over public buildings containing Asbestos

March 1st, 2013|Asbestos, Public Sector|Comments Off on Public fears grow over public buildings containing Asbestos

Many Public Sector buildings contain Asbestos, however the general public are increasingly aware of the sheer number of public access buildings which contain this material. The spot light has continued to shine on asbestos within public sector buildings following the news articles covering the prosecution of Belfast City Hospital over Asbestos failings, through to the [...]

7 01, 2013

Council & building firm fined for School asbestos exposure

January 7th, 2013|Asbestos, Education, Public Sector|Comments Off on Council & building firm fined for School asbestos exposure

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. [...]

28 08, 2012

Another disaster avoided through routine Legionella sampling

August 28th, 2012|Public Sector, Water|Comments Off on Another disaster avoided through routine Legionella sampling

Higher than acceptable levels of Legionella Bacteria have been found in Shower heads through routine testing at a Community Centre in Scotland. It would appear that at last the message is getting though and that organisations are heeding the lessons learned from Edinburgh and Stoke on Trent. Dundee City Council discovered the health risk through [...]

10 08, 2012

Council fined for Asbestos Exposure to Workers

August 10th, 2012|Asbestos, Public Sector|Comments Off on Council fined for Asbestos Exposure to Workers

A Teesside council has been fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during clearance work of premises prior to demolition. Stockton on Tees Borough Council acquired the Club premises and decided to demolish it as part of a regeneration project. A survey was carried out in April 2010 that identified areas that [...]

21 11, 2011

Legionnaires’ Disease Kills Council Care Home Resident

November 21st, 2011|Nursing & Care Homes, Public Sector, Water|Comments Off on Legionnaires’ Disease Kills Council Care Home Resident

A 95-year-old man who was recovering from a stroke in a Reading council run care home has died from Legionnaires’ Disease. The man was staying in the Care Home when he contracted pneumonia which was found to be caused by the Legionella bacterium. Reading Borough Council has acknowledged "the possibility exists that the resident may [...]

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