UK Asbestos Deaths and Illnesses | Still on the increase

Just checking through the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics on asbestos deaths and related diseases. Although UK asbestos use was finally banned in November 1999 deaths and illnesses are still on the increase.

Every decade the statistics predict a fall in the numbers but with millions of UK buildings still containing asbestos and building and maintenance companies not following the regulations it’s unlikely the numbers will reduce anytime soon. Even if they do decline, there will still be too many.

Director and Company fined for unlicenced asbestos removal August 11th 2017 

Contractor sentenced after householder exposed to asbestos August 7th 2017

Companies fined after school workers exposed to asbestos July 25th 2017