Boss of High View Services in North Tyneside was fined £360 after being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to provide his employees regularly at risk of asbestos exposure with asbestos awareness training.

The HSE has stated that there is a legal requirement on employers with staff at risk of exposure not only to provide training for new employees but also refresher training under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.

This should serve as a warning that asbestos training is extremely important in order to prevent the accidental exposure of employees to asbestos dust