HSE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS INSPECTIONS 2013/14

HSE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS INSPECTIONS 2013/14

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the results of its latest asbestos in schools inspection initiative, which took place in 2013/14.

HSE inspected a carefully selected random sample of 153 non-local authority schools between April 2013 and January 2014, which included independent, voluntary aided and foundation schools, free schools and academies.

The majority of schools inspected (71 percent) required no further action or were given straightforward, simple advice. However, 29 percent (44 schools) received written advice from HSE, and 13 percent (20 schools) were subject to enforcement action, in the form of improvement notices.