MPs Call for Removal of Asbestos from ALL Buildings


A report from the all-parliamentary group on Occupational Safety and Health have called for the eradication of all the remaining asbestos in ALL of the buildings in Britain, from houses and flats to offices and schools. A group of MPs are calling for the elimination of asbestos by 2035.

MPs want to see a new asbestos eradication law put in place, and are asking for all rented domestic, commercial and public premises built or refurbished before 2000 to have a full survey carried out by 2022.

As per the parliamentary group found asbestos as a serious threat, and Brian Rye, National Secretary of UCATT, stresses: “This report demonstrates that new regulations are urgently needed in order to ensure that construction workers undertaking maintenance and refurbishment work are properly protected.”

“Workers should not be expected to play Russian roulette with their health.”

Ian Lavery, chair of the all-party group also spoke about this matter: “There is far too much complacency about the asbestos which we can still find in hundreds of thousands of workplaces as well as a majority of schools where children face exposure to this killer dust.”

“We believe that the Government needs to start now on developing a programme to ensure that asbestos is safely removed from every workplace and public place so that we can end, once and for all this dreadful legacy which has killed so many people, and will continue to kill until asbestos is eradicated.”

Where Is Asbestos Found?

Asbestos can be found in any industrial, commercial or residential building built or refurbished before 2000. It is commonly found in any of the following places:

  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Pipeworks
  • Boilers
  • Soffits
  • Floorboards
  • Attics
  • Roofs
  • Cladding
  • Gutters

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