Most local authorities meet the rules of asbestos in ‘System Build’ schools, United Kingdom

‘If asbestos is properly managed, is unspoiled and quiet, and its presence should not be a cause for concern, however, there is no room for complacency; . Management of asbestos in buildings requires constant attention and effective more likely to be exposed are the operators that can interfere with their work – it is essential that their work is carefully planned and managed. ‘In 2006, the Asbestos in Schools Working Group was established and developed guidelines on the management of asbestos. This was followed by an inspection program in 2007/08 to ensure compliance with the duty to manage asbestos requirements.

Many schools have so called ‘system building’ – some of them have a structural framework that is fireproofed with asbestos materials. HSE guide provides simple solutions that are proven to manage the risks of these buildings.

The results of the joint HSE / Department of Education survey of all 152 local authorities in England with responsibility for education is available here.

Of the 152 municipalities in England who have the responsibility to provide education, 110 satisfied the Health and Safety Executive , via an online survey, have systems that can meet their duties under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.

Most local authorities in England with the schools ‘build system’ have procedures and precautions in place to manage asbestos safely, according to a survey and follow-up inspection program.

‘We are pleased that the majority of local authorities were taking their responsibilities seriously when it comes to asbestos management system for school construction.

Another initiative of investigation and inspection will be conducted between October 2010 and March 2011 to verify compliance with the control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, schools that fall outside the control of local authorities.

It is used where an employer falls / service fails to protect workers and the public and there is a risk of serious injury. A prohibition notice is in immediate danger and the work / activity must cease immediately, while the problem is solved.

This gives practical improvements that can be made. Although the guide is not legal, non-compliance can result in enforcement actions should be taken.

This sets a legal limit for a particular situation to be resolved. It is not considered an immediate danger. Employers do not respect the terms of the contract before the expiry date may be subject to prosecution.

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