It was recently reported in Hazards Magazine that following Union pressure the Government is publishing online asbestos guidance for schools chiefs.  The Joint Union Asbestos Committee said the new guide from the Department of Education was a step in the right direction.

It is widely known and accepted that asbestos was prevalent in many schools, colleges and universities.  It was reported by the JUAC that asbestos in schools has led to the deaths of 140 teachers from mesothelioma in the last 10 years.  We are also starting to see former students and pupils contracting the disease.

Further information can be found at www.juac.org.uk and http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/schoolscapital/buildingsanddesign/managementofpremises/b00215518/asbestosmanagementschools

If you want to know more about asbestos in schools then you can also visit http://www.asbestosexposureschools.co.uk/

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition and would like legal advice, contact us today by email at info@wesolicitors.com or freephone 0870 294 3065.