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Kent firm and director in court for unsafe demolition site

Photo shows unsafe working at the demolition site

A Kent construction company and its managing director have been prosecuted after both displayed a ‘shocking disregard’ for workers’ safety at a demolition site in Surrey.

Daniel Lautier admitted two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act and his firm, ICG Construction Services, pleaded guilty to one breach of the same Act and a further breach of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Lautier was fined a total of £3,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,044. No separate penalty was imposed for his company.

Conditions at the site in Woking, were spotted by a passing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector, who immediately served a prohibition notice halting the work going on at roof level. 

The workers at the site were exposed to risks of falling from an unprotected roof and asbestos was found on site. Had the asbestos not been removed from site, it could have caused serious long term and irreversible ill health problems to on-site workers and passers by who may have been exposed to the dust from the demolition. 

Read more in the HSE Press Release


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