Asbestos Found in Hundreds of Kent Schools

Information has been released confirming 346 Kent schools contain asbestos; the substance can be found in any building built before the year 2000 including schools, houses, offices, factories and hospitals across the UK.

If managed properly and left undisturbed in a safe condition, asbestos containing materials do not necessarily pose a risk to health. It is only when the substance is disturbed or damaged causing fibres to be released that it becomes a serious health risk.

One of the ways asbestos can be managed is by conducting a Management Asbestos Survey. This will identify the presence and location of any asbestos containing materials, whilst also providing recommendations as to how these materials are properly managed.

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