An ongoing asbestos investigation is being carried out at a primary school in Saltash.
For the last couple of months, there have been reports of asbestos being present at the school.
The asbestos investigation commenced at Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy in April this year.
Parents of children who attend the school have said that they fear for the safety of their children.
Especially after it was revealed that asbestos in a classroom was 1st reported back in October 2017 and nothing was done.
One mum, who wished to remain annonymous, said, “To be honest, there’s a lot more serious allegations than this. It seems that they’re trying to cover it up. Our children are at the school still. It’s a nightmare. Our kids’ lives are at stake, we don’t know what they’re being exposed to.”
She added that she’s very concerned as the school remains open, despite the asbestos being contained in the area near the lunch hall.
She commented, “It’s right next to the canteen so not only are they probably breathing it in, they’re probably eating it as well. It’s absolute nonsense. I’ve had serious concerns for quite some time.”
The HSE have now launched a full asbestos investigation of the school and will release further details of their findings soon.
Parents say the asbestos has been known about for some time and completely ignored until now.
One parent, again wishing to remain annonymous, said, “The school refused to act until Christmas as it would mean having the electrical supply shut off, however, they had workmen in the contaminated area and never told them as no signage was placed up until late January.”
“The cleaners also found asbestos on the window sills high up in the corridors within an area of six classrooms.”
“There is more to this and a cover up appears to be happening, however, they need to be held accountable as the risk to the health of countless children has been blatantly been ignored.”
Bridge Multi-Academy Trust who represent the school, said, “We can confirm that asbestos was found within the key stage one building at Brunel Primary Academy and Nursery.
“This incident has been notified to the Health and Safety Executive and Public Health England and is currently the subject of an on-going investigation by them both.”
“We have informed all of the pupils, teachers, parents and carers of the situation that that we are conducting an environmental clean of one classroom, corridor and toilet area. We will continue to update them as the investigation proceeds.”
“Due to the investigation, it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment further at this time.”
Source of article:- https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/brunel-primaryasbestos-1715120
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