The danger posed by asbestos in UK schools was raised again recently by Jim Sheridan MP, the Chairman of Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health.
The presence of asbestos in many of the United Kingdom’s schools does create a genuine problem. The best expert advice at the moment is that the safest way to proceed is to do nothing. Harmful exposure is much more likely to occur when asbestos fibres are released during its removal.
I recently attended a seminar and was reminded just how many items in a typical house or commercial unit of a certain age contain asbestos. Management of the health and safety risk posed by asbestos by employers and owners of premises is crucial to ensure that they don’t fall foul of legislation and the HSE continue to treat asbestos as a top priority.
On February 2, 2012