Monday, 28 February 2011

NCC Fined for Asbestos Management Breach

The Post is reporting that NCC has been fined £30k plus £12k costs for breaches of health and safety at work rules for the management of asbestos at the Woolsthorpe depot in Bilborough.

Apparently the issue has been going on since 2005, subjecting 148 workers to risk. The Health and Safety Executive issued an improvement notice in Feb last year but, confusingly, this is marked as having been complied with.

Of course NCC is responsible for prosecuting some health and safety and public health issues itself and loudly publicises when it gets one over the little guy.

This conviction is hardly likely to enhance the council's credibility and moral authority in future cases. And of course we still have the Viccy flats lift accident investigation to to finish which may not help matters.

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