Workers violated health and safety procedures by dumping old tiles and cisterns in skip

Kier managers have been sacked for breaching asbestos health and safety regulations.

Workers for the construction firm violated their own health and safety procedures, after depositing floor tiles and toilet cisterns which contained the substance, in a skip in South Harrow, while doing work for Harrow Council.

A manager was blamed for not giving the workmen appropriate information about the presence of low risk asbestos in properties they were refurbishing.

A council investigation found the management team responsible for the site were sacked. Kier has also been issued with a formal warning under its contract with the council.

The council report described the incident as “avoidable and unacceptable”, but added:

“However, the incident involved low risk asbestos containing materials and proposed negligible health risks to residents, operatives or the public at large.”