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What are the legal duties of schools that contain asbestos?
A large proportion of school buildings in the UK date from before the year 2000, which means that many of these structures continue to contain asbestos. But what are the legal duties that now apply in relation to the management of asbestos in schools?
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.
Asbestos in School CLASP Buildings: What You Need to Know
After World War II, Britain was faced with a country that had undergone bombings and desperately needed to be rebuilt. With the economy drained and funding difficult to come by, the population was also growing. It was of critical importance that public sector...
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.
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.
Asbestos Management Checklist for Schools: What Do I Need to Know
Discover the essential steps for managing asbestos in schools with our comprehensive checklist. Despite being banned in the UK for over two decades, asbestos can still be found in as many as 75% of school buildings. Find out all you need to know with our easy-to-follow guide.
Should parents be told about asbestos in their children’s school?
Is your child’s school hiding the truth about asbestos on its premises? Shockingly, most UK school and college buildings still contain this hazardous substance. Read on to learn what you need to know about the legal requirements and practicalities of informing parents about asbestos in schools.
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.
If there is asbestos in a school, does it have to close?
Discover the shocking truth about asbestos in UK schools. Even after the 1999 ban, it remains present in many premises, posing a serious risk to students and staff. Do you know what would warrant closure and how to manage it?
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.
Where will I find asbestos in a school?
Shockingly, most UK schools and college buildings are still believed to contain asbestos today, posing significant health risks to students and staff. Find out where to look for this deadly substance in your school and how to stay safe in our essential guide.