Logistics company Eddie Stobart has been fined after work at one of its sites exposed staff to asbestos.
The excavation work carried out at its rail and container freight port in Widnes exposed staff to the risk of asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
Health and Safety Executive Report on the Asbestos exposure
During the investigation, the health and safety executive (HSE) found that the company did not do an asbestos survey, and the workers did not receive any training concerning asbestos.
More so, the company did not report the incident correctly. The company failed to report the incident under the reporting of Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) under the 10-day time frame.
On 4th November 2022, Eddie Stobart ltd of Stretton green distribution park, Langford way, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, pleaded guilty to breaching regulation 5 of the control of asbestos regulations 2012 and Regulation 11(1) of the Control of Asbestos regulations 2012.
The magistrate court fined the company £133,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £9,260.
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Onyeka Emma is a QHSE Professional, a business person, and an entrepreneur. He is very passionate about health and safety, Business and Entrepreneurship.