We all know the dangers associated with asbestos, but how certain can you be that it is not contained within your school?
Worryingly it has been reported that between 200 and 300 former school children and a rising number of teachers die of mesothelioma each year, thought to be caused by the asbestos found in 86% of school buildings across the UK.
It is important that all staff, particularly those responsible for the running of the buildings, are made aware of the potential hazards. All staff should be instructed not to disturb or damage asbestos containing materials. Damage to school fixtures or fittings that could lead to the release of asbestos fibres need to be reported.
How do I know if asbestos is present and how do we manage it?
The Asbestos Man is able to work with you to devise and implement a comprehensive Asbestos policy that starts with a consultation, followed by a full site survey including the analysis of any suspect materials.
We will compile a user friendly report containing photographs, annotated plans and the appropriate recommendations from the survey findings. Where asbestos has been identified we will then work with you to put in place a management plan so that the occupants of the premises are protected.
For schools where budget does not allow a full site survey we can, in many cases, update an existing survey.
It is a legal requirement to undertake a refurbishment or demolition survey for asbestos containing materials prior to any works taking place.
If you have any enquiries regarding asbestos please do not hesitate to call (quoting reference code HH1):-
Alan the Asbestos Man on 07510 104323
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