Asbestos-Related Disease Lawyers Call For Improvements To Asbestos Monitoring In Schools

New Term At Broke Hall Primary School Disrupted After Asbestos Disturbed


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Expert asbestos-related disease lawyers at law firm Irwin Mitchell have once again called for improvements to way asbestos in schools is monitored and managed and for the removal of the substance from schools.


Their calls come after the new term at Broke Hall Primary School, Ipswich, was delayed after asbestos was disturbed by contractors working on the building.


Rosemary Giles, a Partner and expert asbestos-related disease lawyer, who represents those impacted by exposure to the material, said: 


Expert Opinion
“Asbestos was commonly used in the construction of public buildings, such as schools and hospitals, due to its fire retardant and insulating properties.

“Sadly, as the substance deteriorates and falls into disrepair it can pose a danger to the health of those who come into contact with the dust and fibres releases. Clearly, in this case, the decision has been taken to protect staff and pupils from the potential dangers posed.

“The delayed opening of the school for the new term should act as a reminder of the need to improve the way the presence of asbestos in schools in monitored and managed. It is also important that, where possible, asbestos is safely removed from public buildings to protect those who use them on a daily basis.”
Rosemary Giles, Partner


An inspection of Broke Hall Primary School indicated a major clean-up by a specialist contractor was required and parents have been informed of the extended closure of the school. The school is set to open on 12 September.

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