Illegal Asbestos removal
A company has been prosecuted for removing asbestos containing materials (ACM) just weeks after being refused a licence to carry out work of this kind.
While the company had previously held a licence, it had since expired and an application to renew it had been refused due to inadequate performance.
Asbestos Damage Limitations Ltd were fined £15,000 and had to pay £4,000 it court costs after they admitted to breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
After the hearing HSE inspector Denis Bodger said:
“The company decided to ignore the fact that its asbestos licence had expired.. Instead it carried on regardless and went ahead with work”
“Non-compliance with asbestos-licensing requirements is not acceptable and HSE will continue to enforce the law to protect both workers and members of the public”