School asbestos removal & surveys
There was a huge boom in school building in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and at the same time there was a huge boom in the use of asbestos. A high proportion of schools still have asbestos in them and each school should have had an asbestos survey
carried out, as well as an asbestos management plan.
The removal of asbestos in schools can be done with minimum disruption, with the safety of the children and the staff the primary concern. Weekends and holidays are generally the preferred time, but school asbestos removals can take place in term-time with adequate planning and communication.
Your school may have had the asbestos removed in the past, however it may not be up to the standards of today. Many boiler rooms that had pipe insulation removed never had the walls cleaned – these can be covered in asbestos deposits that are just as dangerous as the pipe insulation itself. Arranging an up-to-date asbestos survey will identify if this is the case.