Health and Safety News

Occupational health and safety news and guidance

Sussex company director fined after failing to control asbestos

An estate management director, from Brighton, has been fined after failing to manage the spread of asbestos during the demolition of a building.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Brian Marshall, 44, managing director of Supply on Demand Ltd, for breaching asbestos safety regulations.

On 11 June 2012, Brighton Magistrates' Court heard that between the 7 and 20 May 2011, Mr. Marshall instructed a worker to dismantle a building at Bluebell Business Estate, Uckfield, with an excavator. No asbestos survey was carried out before work started and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) were disturbed during the demolition.

A HSE investigation found that Mr Marshall was told about his duty to manage asbestos by Lewes District council in September 2008. He even obtained a quote in February 2011 for an asbestos refurbishment survey on another project nearby.

Brian Marshall, of Rock Grove, Brighton, Sussex, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(3) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. He was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £10,449.


Go Back