Asbestos



HSE issues ‘scathing’ report into Aberdeen school asbestos incident

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ordered Aberdeen City Council to improve its procedures af ...

Published 29 November 2018

Funding increased for Galashiels care project following site contamination

Eildon Housing Association has been awarded up to £1.8 million to enable the development of 39 extr ...

Published 17 October 2018

Stirling landowner ordered to pay £26,388 for waste offences

Stirling landowner George Adam has been ordered to pay £26,388 after pleading guilty to illegally m ...

Published 28 September 2018

Family of asbestos victim granted full hearing in damages claim against executor of estate of partner in former employer

The family of a painter and decorator who died of an asbestos-related condition have been granted ...

Published 31 August 2018

Damages claim by relatives of asbestos victim to be determined by Scots law, appeal judges rule

The family of a mechanical fitter who died of an asbestos-related illness in England after inhalin ...

Published 24 August 2018

Unite calls for full investigation into asbestos exposure incident at Aberdeen school

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should carry out a full and transparent investigation into pre ...

Published 30 July 2018

Family secures £250,000 damages in groundbreaking asbestos case

In a case that breaks new legal ground in Scotland, a family from Paisley has secured damages of ...

Published 26 July 2018

Aberdeenshire plant hire firm fined after hiring unlicensed asbestos removal contractor

Miller Plant Limited has been fined £15,000 over a health and safety breach which resulted in three ...

Published 5 October 2017

Fife building service firm owner sentenced for illegal asbestos disposal

A businessman from Dunfermline has been given a Community Payback Order of 250 hours for illegally d ...

Published 2 August 2017

Experts warn of ‘health time bomb’ caused by asbestos in schools

Victims of asbestos backed by doctors, health and safety experts and leading lawyers have issued a p ...

Published 21 April 2017

Stirling Council fined £10,500 for ignoring asbestos warnings for years

Stirling Council has been fined £10,500 for ignoring warnings for nine years about asbestos in the ...

Published 13 March 2017

MPs call for accelerated asbestos removal legislation

MPs have called for a law to ensure that all schools and public building in Britain are rid of asbes ...

Published 19 October 2015

Scottish asbestos bill will only load more administrative burden to over-stretched claims process, say lawyers

The Scottish bill to recover medical costs for asbestos diseases will lead to over-burdening costs o ...

Published 15 April 2015

Consultation begins on new asbestos medical costs bill

The formal consultation process on a new bill designed to re-claim the medical costs of treating p ...

Published 9 January 2015

20 tradespeople die every week from asbestos

An average of twenty tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases, according to a new ...

Published 9 October 2014