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Firm's failures led to workers' exposure to asbestos at Aberystwyth flats
13 December 2012
Significant safety failures by a plumbing company may have led to two workers being exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres during a major refurbishment project on flats in Aberystwyth. The workers - a site manager and a subcontractor - were not provided with information about the presence of asbestos while working at the flats in the Penparcau area between November 2010 and February 2011.
Superior Plumbing Installations Ltd, the principal contractor at the site, appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates (10 Dec 2012) in a prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The court heard that a routine inspection by HSE found contractors carrying out refurbishment work without taking account of asbestos that may have been present.Workers had removed 82 metres of cement board, which a survey had identified as 'presumed to contain asbestos', by breaking it up with a hammer and shovelling it into a wheelbarrow before putting it in a general waste skip.
HSE found that Superior Plumbing had made no effort to obtain asbestos surveys that existed for the properties to determine if asbestos was present in the flats or assess the risk of working with asbestos on the site.The firm also failed to make a plan to properly deal with its removal and hired a site manager for the scheme who had not been given asbestos awareness training.
Superior Plumbing Installations Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £3,830 in costs.
HSE Inspector Phil Nicolle, speaking after the hearing, said: "Contractors must ensure an asbestos survey has been carried out where a building - or part of it - needs upgrading, refurbishment or demolition. Around 4,000 people die every year as a result of breathing-in asbestos fibres, making it the biggest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK."