Hotel fined £160,000 for inadequate asbestos management

By |2017-10-18T13:33:43+00:00November 3rd, 2015|

Britannia Hotels found out to its cost that a failure to observe the obligations under regulations to manage asbestos can be a costly mistake. They were fined £160,000 by Canterbury Crown Court for putting both workers and hotel guests at risk of exposure to asbestos during the refurbishment of the Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone. This was as a result of failing to ensure a full asbestos assessment had been undertaken before the refurbishment began.