Stockport Schools Asbestos Scare

Following a Freedom of Information Act request, it has been revealed that more than 90 percent of schools in the borough of Stockport have Asbestos in their buildings. This Manners Pimblett article looks at typical local authorities and their problems with asbestos in their public buildings.

Prevalence in Stockport

Stockport and Bury in North Manchester, have the two highest concentrations of schools containing Asbestos in Greater Manchester. Out of 135 schools in Stockport, 123 have the potentially lethal substance present.

Health and Safety

The local authority is aware of the problem with the asbestos in its public buildings and fully intends to conform with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. It is a time bomb waiting to go off as buildings become dilapidated and come into disrepair. It is at this stage that children and thrill seekers open themselves to contamination from asbestos if they venture into derelict buildings.

Asbestos Awareness

The situation with Stockport's public buildings will be dealt with by professional trades, who are expert at the removal and disposal of Asbestos. However the point of concern at Manners Pimblett is the fledgling tradesmen that are entering into the workplace. Colleges and training establishments should have asbestos awareness as a part of the curriculum to ensure that asbestos contamination is kept to a minimum by educating the trades most likely to be exposed.

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