$200k committed to safety after illegal asbestos removal in NT

A Darwin based manufacturing and building company has committed to spend more than $200,000 to improve asbestos awareness and safety in the Northern Territory after being charged with illegal asbestos removal.

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Northern Transportables Pty Ltd and will withdraw five charges laid earlier this year.

NT WorkSafe alleges that in October and November 2015, Northern Transportables were contracted to refurbish three properties and allowed unlicensed workers to remove asbestos from two of the properties without training or appropriate safety equipment, despite knowing the properties contained asbestos.

Under the legally-binding agreement, Northern Transportables will spend $213,050 on activities to improve the health and safety of its workers, the NT construction industry and provide benefits to the wider community.

To read more on this story, visit: http://mediareleases.nt.gov.au/mediaRelease/27293

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