Managing Asbestos in Schools
It is imperative that schools have an active plan for managing asbestos containing materials which may be present in their buildings.
The use of asbestos in public buildings across the United Kingdom is well documented, with the Department for Education suggesting asbestos is present within 8 in 10 UK schools. In recent years, a rise in asbestos related deaths within “white collar” occupations such as schools has led to further investigation into how asbestos is actively managed within schools.
In line with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, it is imperative that schools have an active plan for managing asbestos containing materials which may be present. From September 2022, the Health and Safety Executive has committed to visiting schools to investigate how dutyholders are meeting their ‘Duty to Manage’
Any inspections will likely focus on the following requirements:
- Identify the dutyholders and ensure those responsible are competent
- Take reasonable steps to identify asbestos within your premises
- Develop an asbestos register
- Develop an asbestos management plan
Environmental Essentials are keen to help make schools a safer place for staff and students alike, as well as ensuring any dutyholders are doing their part when managing asbestos.
- Are you a school with a scheduled visit in the months ahead?
- Would you like to check your compliance in advance?
Book our “Compliance Review” in September or October 2022 and receive our full service at a reduced rate.
Our experienced consultants will check your current management arrangements to ensure you are meeting your duties. Putting you in the best position possible for your any future reviews.
To find out more, or book your compliance review please contact Sarah Higginson at: