JUAC (The Joint Uniona Asbestos Committee) have released a report investigating asbestos in schools, and the number of former teacher and pupil mesothelioma deaths, and asks: Are pupils and staff any safer today?
This timely and comprehensive report highlights the ongoing failure of successive governments to deal with the asbestos problem in our education estate.
For years JUAC has campaigned for the progressive, planned removal of asbestos from schools and further education colleges plus the reinstatement of proactive Health & Safety Executive inspections and greater transparency for staff, pupils and parents.
The report highlights the issues in schools which are most likely to cause exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. This situation has gone on for too long and this report must serve as a catalyst for immediate government action.
John McClean (Chair of the Joint Union Asbestos Committee)
You can view the full report here: Continuing Government Failure Leads to Rise in School Mesothelioma Deaths JUAC REPORT