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Asbestos in Schools

Research Papers

Closely referenced papers on asbestos in schools
Each paper has the date of latest amendment at the end

Overview of asbestos in schools Information on asbestos exposure in schools

The effect of asbestos in schools

Asbestos in Schools. The scale of the problem and the Implications
The Increased vulnerability of children to asbestos
Statistics of deaths in the education sector from mesothelioma
The Significance of Teachers' Mesothelioma Deaths
School Teachers deaths continue to rise. An analysis of the 2006-2008 statistics
Increasing mesothelioma deaths amongst school staff and former pupils. Analysis to 2012

Levels of asbestos fibres that can cause mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, Benchmark Levels of Asbestos Exposure

 

A summary of the past and present situation of asbestos in schools

Record of school asbestos incidents

Asbestos incidents in schools
Staff and pupils use of asbestos materials in school science lessons

Policy

Improvements

Suggested improvements to asbestos policy

Analysis

Analysis of policy to leave asbestos in place in primary school refurbishment under Primary Capital Programme

System Built schools

Fire in System Built schools
Release of asbestos fibres in System Built schools part 1
Release of asbestos fibres in System Built schools part 2
Asbestos recommendations for System Built schools
DCSF Questionnaire - 15 Nov 09
Determining the scale of the problem in System Built Schools

A comparison. Incidence of mesothelioma GB/ USA.
(Includes HSE chart of all nations cumulative mesothelioma death rate)

A comparison. Incidence of mesothelioma GB/USA

The Coalition Government's Asbestos Policy in Schools
(December 2010)

An analysis of Government Policy based on referenced statements, interviews and Parliamentary Questions.

 

How asbestos lessons in England are relevant in Wales

 

The case for the Welsh Government accepting overall responsibility for asbestos policy in schools. A comparison with England

Water leaks in schools and the Implications for Asbestos Contamination Asbestos and burst pipes, floods or leaks in school roofs

An analysis of government statistics of Teachers' and Lecturers' mesothelioma deaths

Increasing numbers of School Teachers dying of mesothelioma per annum
Comparison of mesothelioma incidence between teachers and other occupations Comparison of mesothelioma incidence between teachers and other occupations
Informing staff and parents following an asbestos incident in a school The case for withdrawing HSE guidance
Lack of asbestos risk public liability insurance in schools An examination of the lack of asbestos risk public liability insurance in schools. The implications for governors, the uninsured and DofE's failure to address it.


The case for an 'Environmental' asbestos fibre level for schools

The present asbestos fibre levels used in schools are scientifically known to be dangerous to adults or children (particularly as children are more vulnerable to asbestos exposure). A formal analysis and proposals for a proper asbestos fibre level for schools.

 

AiS response to HSE Triennial Review

 

It specifically covers the issues and recommendations relevant to asbestos in schools.

 

HSE Enforcement Action in Schools An extensive record of HSE enforcement action in schools with analysis of the failings identified in the UK school estate.

Call for evidence for Government's Asbestos Policy Review and background briefing

This paper calls for evidence to be submitted to the review. It gives an up to date background briefing about the problem of asbestos in schools and suggests recommendations.

 

Submission to Government's Asbestos Policy Review (1)

 

AiS and JUAC Recommendations for the DfE Review of asbestos policy in schools

AiS Response to DfES Review of Asbestos Policy in Schools.

Supporting Papers:

Submission to Government's Asbestos Policy Review (2) AiS and JUAC Recommendations for the DfE Review of Asbestos Policy in Schools

Proposal for an asbestos risk algorithm specifically for schools

Worked examples

Comments on these draft papers are welcomed
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