Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Kent firm fined £20k for safety breaches

Kent-based firm Galamast was fined £20,000 at Bedford Magistrates Court last week for exposing asbestos during work at a department store in March 2006.

The firm was carrying out a ‘stripout’ of a former Littlewood’s store in Bedford’s Harpur Centre when instructions were misunderstood which resulted in workers being exposed to asbestos.

Galamast was fined £10,000 for each breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act and also ordered to pay £16,140 in costs.

The work was being carried out on behalf of bargain retailer Primark who took over several Littlewood's stores during 2005/6.

Related Jobs