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|Management Information||MI 192/09||Action|
|Date published||LA Contact (Click to send email)||Telephone|
|10/10/2009||Paul Commins or Martin Morley||01603 223470/ 01603 223989|
|To||Headteachers, Heads of other Children's Services Premises and Governors|
|Title||Asbestos Releases in Norfolk Schools|
|Norfolk Self Review||6. Leadership and Management|
|To be completed by||31/12/2009|
Asbestos Releases in Norfolk Schools
In both cases asbestos was released as a result of materials being damaged by pupils - by kicking a ball against ceiling panels that contained asbestos; and by damage to a door panel containing ACMs.
In each case local defect reporting procedures failed to identify the damage and routine inspections of ACMs had not been carried out by the premises manager. As a result there was no way of knowing when the damage had occurred and how many people had been exposed.
These two incidents highlight the need for all premises to:
Although NPS Property Consultants Ltd (NPS) carry out annual checks on ACMs, it is essential that premises managers carry out local checks so that damaged ACMs can be identified promptly and suitable remedial action taken.
The Asbestos Management Plan for your premises, contained in the Management of Asbestos guidance, should include: