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Management of asbestos in schools

Management of Asbestos in Schools: A Comprehensive Analysis

By Neil Munro / July 24, 2023

In this blog post, we delve into the critical issue of asbestos management in UK schools, the recent HSE report, and the role of Acorn Analytical Services in ensuring safe learning environments.

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What you need to know about asbestos in schools

By Neil Munro / July 22, 2019

Asbestos was widely used in the construction of school buildings from the 1950s onwards, and although it was banned at the end of 1999, the substance remains present in many of our educational establishments. Dealing with asbestos in schools isn’t a straightforward issue, however, and it’s not always the best policy to remove it. Health … Read more

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Safely remove asbestos: Why you need licensed contractors

By Neil Munro / July 19, 2018

Asbestos is a known human carcinogen, and as such, presents a significant danger to anyone who comes into contact with it. This is why it’s essential to hire licensed contractors to safely remove asbestos in many instances. It prioritises health and safety, and is required by law for high-risk asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). If you’re a … Read more

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Is it possible to manage asbestos in schools?

By Neil Munro / June 19, 2018

The presence of asbestos in schools has long been a serious issue in the UK, and one that continues to cause huge concern for the health and welfare of our children. An estimated 75% of schools still contain the substance, and more people die from asbestos-related diseases every year than in road traffic accidents. Health … Read more

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Asbestos in Schools – It Has To Go

By Neil Munro / July 14, 2017

When you send your child to school, their safety is one of the things that you entrust to the people who work there, having faith that they are charged by the government to help your children stay safe. However, there is something, which some schools would rather hide, and that is the growth of asbestos … Read more

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What you need to know about Asbestos & CLASP Buildings

By Neil Munro / June 23, 2015

Are you aware of the risk relating to Asbestos & CLASP Buildings? CLASP (which stands for Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme) system was a scheme developed in the 1950s through to the 1980s, by English local authorities to devise a method of designing and assembling prefabricated buildings for use in the public sector. CLASP … Read more

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Asbestos Excluded From Schools Surveys

By Neil Munro / March 10, 2015

The Education Funding Agency has recent published the result of the Property Data Survey Programme. A schools survey programme where asbestos was excluded from the information collected. This schools survey programme consisted of a series of high-level surveys of educational establishments in England. The schools surveys were to provide detailed information on the condition of the … Read more

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Asbestos Compliance in Schools

By Neil Munro / June 24, 2014

Asbestos Compliance In Schools – HSE have released their latest findings This latest asbestos project undertaken by the HSE was a programme aimed at assessing asbestos compliance in schools.  The assessment was questionnaire based and was specifically designed to collect information regarding compliance with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The schools assessed were independent or … Read more

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The “Invisible” Threat: A Look at Asbestos in Schools and Colleges

By Neil Munro / May 27, 2014

Asbestos in schools and Colleges – Are you aware of the unseen, deadly materials that could be lurking in your children’s schools and colleges? If you’re thinking about old textbooks or dated curricula, think again. This issue is far more concerning, and it’s about a material named – asbestos. In this article, we talk about … Read more

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Asbestos removal worker dies in Cwmcarn school

By Neil Munro / July 25, 2013

Health and Safety Executive leading investigation after 26-year-old asbestos removal worker dies in Cwmcarn school. A police and health and safety investigation has been launched following the death of an asbestos removal worker at an asbestos-hit school. Paramedics were called to Cwmcarn High, near Newport, on Friday after a 26 year old collapsed. The school … Read more

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