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Released: revised asbestos management in schools guidance

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The Department for Education (DfE) has released revised asbestos in schools guidance. This guidance aims to help schools and colleges understand their duties in relation to asbestos management.

We encourage our members to read this guidance alongside the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE's) duty to manage asbestos guidance and asbestos management checklist for schools.

NAHT has worked with the DfE on the revisions, with the guidance now including the following:

  • Further clarity on the role of duty holders and employers
  • Practical information about what duty holders are required to do to manage asbestos effectively
  • An updated section on what to do if things go wrong.

 

First published 20 October 2020