HSE school inspections to support asbestos management

12 September 2022

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced it will undertake school inspections across England, Wales and Scotland from this September. The inspections are aimed at ensuring asbestos is being managed effectively in schools, in line with their duties under Control of Asbestos Regulations to keep children, staff and the wider community safe from asbestos. 
The HSE’s announcement sets out what they will be looking at and how schools should prepare for a possible inspection.
The DfE has published the asbestos management in schools guidance for schools to help them understand and meet their responsibilities in managing asbestos safely, including having an asbestos management plan and register. 

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