Paltry fines over asbestos

Written By: Ian Hernon
Published: April 21, 2017 Last modified: April 21, 2017

Two companies have been fined a total of just £15,000 for putting people at risk of cancer caused by asbestos at a property in Leatherhead.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found Bourne Valley Construction Services (BVCS) failed to plan the work and pass on information to Kingsley Asbestos Services (KAS).

Both BVCS and KAS failed to arrange for a refurbishment and demolition survey and work was carried out without establishing the location, presence and extent of asbestos on site.
BVCS was fined £8,000 plus costs and KAS £6,000 plus costs.

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