22 May 2015

Labform Ltd, of Lymm, Cheshire, has been fined £22,400 and ordered to pay £11,741 in costs after pleading guilty to four breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

The laboratory design and installation specialist exposed workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material at a school in Suffolk.

The incident occurred in July 2012 occurred during refurbishment work to modernise parts of Newmarket College School’s Science block. During the work, managed by Labform Ltd, sub-contractors disturbed asbestos as they were removing a wall and channelling the floor.

An investigation found that the company had not arranged for a detailed Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey to be undertaken, as was required.