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Letter to PASMA 18.11.15

Just a few words by way of thanks to record how very appreciative I am of your professionalism demonstrated throughout the whole mentoring process. I thank you Doug for without your perseverance and excellent communication I may never have secured agreeable session dates. I benefited greatly from my sessions with Greg, I found his sessions comprehensively delivered and engaging which is no easy task considering courses are delivered to such a diverse audience. After each sessions I received feed-back from Greg which was both positive and constructive in tone and I will be embracing this guidance into my own course delivery.   Now ive got my wings im looking forward to flying solo………thanks again fellas.   Best regards, Neil Davis. Lecturer, Course Development Leader. Scaffolding Dept. Newcastle College

      Summary of IATP Audit 24.06.14
Generally the whole set up and management of the training was very good indeed, Greg Ball demonstrated a sound and thorough knowledge of the asbestos industry and delegates appeared to obtain a very good grasp of their subject following the training course, feed back from the delegates indicated a strong satisfaction with the way the course had been delivered and the knowledge they had gained from the course.
In my view the course was presented professionally and competently and fully complied with the requirements of current asbestos legislation.


17.02.2013
Letter to PASMA

With reference to our telephone conversation plese find attached my completed mentoring programme/records plus photo.
I would just like to note that even though I was nervous throughout my mentoring sessions, I could not have wished for a better Lead Instructor/Mentor than Greg Ball who soon put me at ease and took time to explain anything I had doubts about. I would much appreciate it if you could forward my thanks to him.
Kind regards
Robert Wright ( New PASMA Instructor )

Hi Doug
 Just wanted to thank you and Greg for Ladders course yesterday our lads really enjoyed it !!.  Sally. FIRECONTROL UK

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Hi Doug
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  HSE NEWS            RECENT ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY ++


++ Workers needlessly exposed to deadly asbestos dust ++
Brewery, building contractors and director fined a total of £20,000
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-sw-staustellbreweries.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=7/18-jun-12


++ Asbestos fibres spread in shop by unqualified workmen ++
Timber repair firm fined a total of £18,000 for four offences
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-w-timberwise.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=8/18-jun-12


++ Workers put at risk of asbestos exposure ++
Licensed asbestos removal contractor fined £10,000
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-wm-6112.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=9/18-jun-12


++ Firm failed to control asbestos ++
Sussex company director fined £8,000
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-se-11312.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=10/18-jun-12


++ Wirral roofer prosecuted after lives put at risk ++
labourer lit gas burner on a house roof without any fall safety measures in place
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-nw-loftus.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=3/6-may-12

++ Suffolk roofer caught on camera risking lives ++
Director caught using power tool while balancing on house roof
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-e-83.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=4/6-may-12

++ Firm fined after worker burned in gas pipe fire ++
Employee suffered serious burns when gas pipe ignited in his face
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-wm-49mids.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=5/6-may-12

++ Fines imposed following scaffolding fall death ++
Safety failings after a worker died from fall from scaffolding
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-se-10112.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=6/6-may-12


Cape Asbestos Legacy: Alice Fight For Life (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UalvPWdKhqY

Mike Holmes: DIY Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iuKsXSio5q0

BLF: Take 5 and Stay Alive Campaign
http://www.take5andstayalive.com/

Action Mesothelioma Day 6th July 2012
http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/

IBAS: Eternit's 'Annus Horribilis
http://ibasecretariat.org/lka-eternits-annus-horribilus.php

Clydebank Asbestos Group: Recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service
http://www.clydebankasbestos.org/index.php?mact=News%2Ccntnt01%2Cdetail%2C0&cntnt01articleid=21&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01returnid=59

Can we save Asia from Asbestos?
http://essentialvision.com.au/can-we-save-asia-from-asbestos

MOD pay cancer care costs after legal ruling
http://essentialvision.com.au/can-we-save-asia-from-asbestos

Whats New at HSE
http://news.hse.gov.uk/


  ++ Workers exposed to asbestos at Redditch industrial unit ++
Freight firm, managing director and contractor fined a total of £62,500
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/coi-wm-58912.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=4/27-feb-12


++ Property manager failed to manage asbestos risks ++
Cardiff man fined £12,000 for leaving tenants at risk of exposure
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/coi-w-richardhayward.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=5/27-feb-12


Lincoln University has been fined for putting staff, students and contractors at risk of exposure to asbestos.
The failings came to light on 24 February 2010 when a lecturer became trapped in a room after a door lock broke. She enlisted the help of a colleague to release her and once freed, they noticed debris around the door handle.
They notified the university's health and safety department which examined the door and others in the area, and discovered most were lined with asbestos insulating board (AIB), and that some were damaged.
The university notified the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which carried out its own investigation. It was found that a number of areas across the university's estate had been subject to asbestos surveys over a number of years and many areas were found to contain asbestos-containing materials or even asbestos debris, yet no remedial action had been taken.
Lincoln University Higher Education Corporation, of Brayford Pool, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching Regulation 5(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 at Lincoln Magistrates' Court today. The university was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £12,759 costs.
After the hearing at Lincoln Magistrates' Court HSE inspector Edward Walker said:
"Exposure to asbestos fibres is a well known health hazard that results in approximately 4,000 deaths a year.
"The university had an asbestos management plan but had failed to follow it and failed to take appropriate steps to manage the risks associated with asbestos over a number of years, putting staff, students and contractors at risk of potential exposure."
Notes to editors
1.    The Health and Safety Executive is Britain's national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to prevent death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. www.hse.gov.uk
2.    Regulation 5(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states: Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-em-26911.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=4/21-nov-11

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/hiddenkiller/real-life-stories.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=3/21-nov-11
  
        



Asbestos 27 September 2011 – Marks and Spencer plc has been fined £1 Million for putting members of the public, staff and construction workers at risk of exposure to asbestos-containing materials during the refurbishment of two stores in Reading and Bournemouth.  They were also ordered to pay costs of £600,000. Three contractors were also fined - PA Realisations Ltd being fined £200, and Styles & Wood Limited being fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000, all for breaches that took place at the Marks and Spencer plc store in Broad Street, Reading.  Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd was fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of £75,000, for breaches that took place at the Marks and Spencer plc store in Commercial Road, Bournemouth.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-se-msasbestos.htm?ebul=gd-cons/oct11&cr=9 6 October 2011 - A building contractor from South East London has been fined for running a construction site which led to workers being exposed to asbestos-containing materials. Fadil Adil, of Bromley, was prosecuted by HSE for the way work was carried out on a construction site he was overseeing. The project involved the demolition of a building which had a restaurant on the ground floor and flats above. Asbestos insulating boards in the restaurant's ceiling were broken up during the demolition using sledgehammers and hand-operated breakers, meaning three workers could have been exposed to asbestos fibres. The HSE investigation found that the defendant did not have a licence to work with asbestos, nor was he trained in construction management. At no point did the defendant carry out an asbestos survey, nor did he provide any guidance to the workmen regarding the presence of asbestos. Fadil Adil pleaded guilty to breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. He was fined £19,300 and ordered to pay costs of £7,654.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/coi-ldn-0610.htm?ebul=gd-cons/oct11&cr=10


Read details of some recent HSE prosecutions and enforcement action in the
construction sector and find sources of relevant advice.

Work at height

23 November 2009 - HSE prosecuted Mark Wilson, trading as MWS Scaffolding Services,
in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, after uncovering breaches of health and safety
law on a site in Waltham Forest, north east London.

Mr Wilson was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,566.80 after pleading
guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

On 21 November 2008 a scaffolding employee, working under the direct supervision and
instruction of Mr Wilson, was attempting to fix scaffolding when he fell through an
unprotected fragile roof light and landed more than 10 metres below in an open
store. The employee suffered a broken leg, cuts and was unable to work for more than
three months.
http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/detail.aspx?NewsAreaId=2&ReleaseID=408833&SubjectId=16&AdvancedSearch=true

Further information
Working at height - http://www.hse.gov.uk/falls/index.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=8
Work at height solutions -
http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/inovem/inovem.ti/workheight/view?objectId=14419?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=9

Scaffolding

23 November 2009 - Two construction firms involved in a major scaffolding collapse
at Milton Keynes were fined £126,000 for their role in the incident which left one
man dead and two others seriously injured.

McAleer & Rushe Limited of Cookstown, N.Ireland was fined £90,000 and ordered to pay
costs of £42,000. The cladder on the site, Lee Smith Carpentry Limited of Romsey,
Hampshire was fined £36,000 and ordered to pay costs of £28,000.

The court heard that a combination of failures led to the scaffolding collapse. The
scaffolding was not strong or stable enough for the work being carried out.
Inspection of the scaffold was also inadequate, despite specific instructions from
HSE and McAleer's health and safety manager.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coie10009.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=10

25 November 2009 - An eagle-eyed safety inspector was lied to after he stopped to
investigate unsafe scaffolding he was driving past, a court heard.
HSE inspector Steve Woods was driving past the Coach & Horses Inn in Billinghay,
Lincolnshire, on 11 June 2008 when he saw three employees of Bracknell Roofing Co
Ltd using an unsafe tower scaffold to repair a flat roof.

The roof and tower scaffold had no edge protection, inadequate boarding which was
not properly attached and it was propped up on bricks and blocks. A manager had
visited the site and allowed work to continue only 45 minutes before Mr Woods
arrived and found dangerous safety defects.
Bracknell Roofing Co Ltd, of Sevenoaks, Kent, was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay
full costs of £2572.80 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulations 4(1) and 8b(1)
of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coiem9509.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=11


Further information
Scaffold checklist -
http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/scaffoldinginfo.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=12

Asbestos

28 October 2009 - Two businesses and a company director have been fined after
workers in Manchester were exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres.

Recon Packaging Ltd, of Ashton-under-Lyne, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation
4(3) of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 and was fined £3,000 and
ordered to pay costs of £5,000.

Industrial & Commercial Building Services Ltd (ICBS) of Stockport and its Managing
Director, Kevin Bennett, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and
Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and Regulation 3(1) of the Asbestos Licensing
Regulations 1983. They were each fined £2,000.
The court heard that ICBS employees came into contact with asbestos while
demolishing part of the Recon Packaging recycling plant on Bower Street in Miles
Platting in early 2006.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coinw032recon09.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=13

11 November 2009 - Edinburgh Council has been fined £14,000 after 14 of its
employees, were potentially exposed to asbestos while carrying out refurbishment
work.

The workers, including joiners, had been instructed to remove laboratory doors from
Castlebrae Community High School back in April 2007 and carry out alterations at the
council's workshop on Murrayburn Road. This involved cutting the doors which
disturbed the asbestos core inside.
The council pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of breaching the Control of
Asbestos Regulations 2006, Regulations 4(9)(c)(i), 6(1), 11(1)(a) and 7(1).

The court heard how the council had failed to keep accurate records of the location
and condition of asbestos and did not have suitable procedures in place to inform
those working on or near the substance that it was there.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coisco17709.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=14

Further Information
http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/index.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=15
http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/hiddenkiller/index.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=16

H&S management

27 October 2009 - A London-based plumber has been fined following the death of a
labourer in Essex.

HSE brought the case after Ajet Krasniqi, 24, died when he was hit on the head by a
reinforced steel joist in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
His employer, Leonard Gibson of London, was fined £10,000 and was also ordered to
pay £3,230 costs. Mr Gibson, a plumber and sole trader, had already pleaded guilty
on 22 September 2009 to a breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work
etc. Act 1974.

Mr Krasniqi had been employed by Mr Gibson as a labourer to help with the complete
refurbishment of a domestic property. On 24 October 2006, he was helping to lift a
reinforced steel joist with four others when it fell and struck him on the head.
Although Mr Krasniqi was taken to hospital he was pronounced dead on arrival.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coie29.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=17

12 November 2009 - A construction company in Leigh has been ordered to pay £11,517
after one of its workers was seriously injured when a wall collapsed on him in
Wigan.

Hughes Brothers Building & Joinery Ltd  pleaded guilty to a charge under Section
2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. It was fined £8,000 and ordered to
pay costs of £3,517.

The court heard that the worker - Scott Hutchinson of Golborne - was helping to
demolish offices at the site on 15 July 2008 when a wall collapsed on him. He
suffered multiple injuries including fractures to his left leg, collar bone and arm,
and injuries to the vertebrae in his upper and lower back and is has yet to return
to work..
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coinw04309.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=18

13 November 2009 - A London property developer and landlord was fined £10,000 after
workers on two of his developments were put at risk.
HSE prosecuted Lahrie Mohamed of South Woodford, London, after uncovering breaches
of health and safety law on two sites in Waltham Forest, north east London.

Mr Mohamed was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,103 after pleading
guilty to breaching regulations 4(1)(a) and 9(1)(a) of the Construction (Design &
Management) Regulations for offences committed at 78-80 Spruce Hills Road and
breaching regulations 9(1)(a) and 4(1)(a)of the Construction (Design & Management)
Regulations 2007 for offences committed at 67-67a Chingford Mount Road.

The court heard how Mr Mohammed failed on both sites to appoint a competent
contractor and failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that proper arrangements
were in place for work to be managed safely - putting workers and neighbours at
risk.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2009/coildn0211.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=19

Further Information
CDM Regulations - http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=20
Property development -
http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/property-developer/index.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=21
Risk management - http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/index.htm?ebul=cons/nov09&cr=22

                                                                                                      

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  Two companies and a managing director have been fined a total of £170,000 after a 23-year old worker from Kettering fell more than nine metres, leaving him paralysed from the chest down.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today prosecuted SDI Group UK Ltd of Main Street, Hardwick, Cambridge, Steel Construction Ltd of Bodmin Road, Coventry, and Richard Mark Berwick, the managing director of RM Berwick Steel Erection Services Ltd of Fairfield Road, Isham, Northamptonshire, after the incident on 8 February 2007 in Glossop, Derbyshire.

SDI Group UK Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and today at Lincoln Crown Court were fined £80,000 and ordered to pay costs of £20,000.

Steel Construction Ltd pleaded guilty to the same offence and were fined £50,000 and ordered to pay £22,000 costs.

Richard Mark Berwick pleaded guilty to breaching section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. He was fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000. He was also disqualified as a director for four years commencing today.

The court heard that Wayne Simpson, now 26, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was working at a construction site off Waterside, Hadfield in Glossop on the day of the incident. He was installing a new racking system when he fell more than nine metres to the concrete floor below.

The incident has left Mr Simpson paralysed from the chest down and he is likely to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Almost three years on, he relies on family and friends for assistance. He has not been able to return to work.

Following the hearing, HSE inspector Kevin Wilson said:

"It is unacceptable that a young man should suffer such life-changing injuries while just trying to do his job. Mr Simpson has been left with a long-term debilitating condition because the two companies and Richard Berwick failed to ensure his health and safety.

"Employers must understand the importance of protecting their workforce. Mr Simpson should have been provided with an appropriate safe system of work to protect against falls. This could have included personal fall protection, such as a harness and work restraint lanyard fitted to a running line, and properly fitted safety nets.

"Companies should adequately plan for working at height and ensure fall protection and mitigation measures are in place so incidents like this do not happen."


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