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SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

(Part of - "Asbestos Policy Suggested Improvements")

 

THE THREAT - FAILURE TO MANAGE ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS.
FAILURE OF HSE ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
  • HSE and DfES Initiative to improve asbestos management in schools
  • Minister fails to enforce action
  • Initiative cancelled to meet construction industry targets
FAILED GOVERNMENT ASBESTOS POLICY REINTRODUCED

 
BRITISH POLICY IS TO MANAGE ASBESTOS. IRELAND AND UNIONS ADVOCATE REMOVAL
  • British policy to rely on flawed management of asbestos
  • Leaving asbestos in place is only an option if it is effectively managed, and the management is effectively monitored
  • Asbestos removal from schools
  • Removal advocated by Ireland and Unions
  • Government missing opportunity to permanently remove threat of asbestos
HSE AND DfES FLAWS

Secrecy

  American policy of openness
British policy of secrecy
Private schools legal right to secrecy
Action to be taken after an asbestos incident
School exposure kept secret as asbestos industry levels of exposure applied to children
Secrecy results in failure to collect or analyse statistics
Secrecy results in schools having ineffective asbestos management systems
Openness solution to management of asbestos
Bad Press

DfES and HSE Lack of Resources. A Solution

   
SOLUTION TO MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS
 
 

ANNEXES

ESTIMATE OF CHILDREN’S ASBESTOS DEATHS GIVES SCALE OF ASBESTOS PROBLEM IN SCHOOLS
COMPARISON OF IMPLEMENTATION OF ASBESTOS POLICIES

 America
 Great Britain