Asbestos Guides & Information

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Learning Centre Guides: Schools

The reality and dangers of asbestos in schools

Read our in-depth article on the ongoing dangers of asbestos in schools, highlighted by recent tragic cases like Chris Willis. Learn about its history in UK schools, concerns about deteriorating buildings, and the urgent need for a national plan to remove asbestos over the next 40 years.

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Who’s responsible for managing asbestos in schools?

When asbestos is present in a school building, there is a need to manage that asbestos in accordance with the latest asbestos regulations in the UK. But who is responsible for asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) on school premises? We answer key questions on this subject.

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Who’s at risk from asbestos in schools?

Asbestos in schools is a serious health risk, with exposure potentially leading to lung cancer and other diseases. This article explains who is at risk and what steps schools can take to ensure they are protecting their staff and students.

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What should be included in a school asbestos policy?

Schools can be a source of asbestos exposure due to the historic use of this hazardous material, this can put students and staff at risk of serious health problems. This article explains what a school asbestos policy is and why it’s important, and provides guidance on how schools can implement an effective policy to protect their community.

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Is my child at risk from asbestos in their school?

As a parent, your child’s safety at school is a top priority. However, what if there’s a hidden danger lurking in their school building that could affect their health in the long run? Read on to learn more about the dangers of asbestos in schools and if your child is at risk.

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What should I do if asbestos is found in a school?

Asbestos in schools is a ticking time bomb. It may be undetected for years, but once disturbed, it poses a severe health risk to students and staff. Do you know what to do if asbestos is found on school premises? Read on to find out how to manage this deadly substance and keep everyone safe.

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