Resources

JUAC advice sheet for safety reps
This document covers key issues school safety reps should be aware of in regards to asbestos. It contains actions that safety reps can undertake to keep staff and pupils safe.

Freedom of Information model letter and guidance
This document contains guidance on requesting asbestos information via FOI requests from schools and employers. It also contains a model letter which can be used to form the FOI request and a number of suggested questions.

JUAC position statement on universal academisation
JUAC has a number of concerns about the impact of increasing academisation on asbestos management in schools. These concerns include the loss of the local authority as duty holder, poor quality asbestos surveys and low take up of the Risk Protection Arrangement.

Management of asbestos in academies guidance
This guidance is aimed at duty holders and local duty holders in academies to assist them in meeting their asbestos management responsibilities. The document contains checklists for academy sponsors considering taking over a school which contains asbestos, for multi academy trusts (MATs) that are duty holders and for duty holders in stand alone academies.

Joint union investigation into asbestos management in Brent
Full report 
Executive summary

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) asbestos in schools online module and booklet
DAST, supported by many of the JUAC unions, has produced a very useful interactive guide about asbestos in schools. The online guide contains an interactive diagram which highlights where asbestos in schools can be found. It also contains useful information about steps which should be taken if asbestos is discovered in a school. The guide is available online here and the accompanying booklet is available here.

IATP and JUAC asbestos in schools presentation
This presentation has been produced by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) and JUAC. While the presentation aims to be informative, it should not be construed to be a formal training session and advice on training should be sought from IATP or your union.

DfE Guidance – Managing asbestos in your school
The DfE guidance for school leaders, staff and governors on managing asbestos in schools is available here.