FOI Request - Asbestos in Schools
1. The number of primary and secondary schools in the council's area
2. The number that contain asbestos
3. The amount on spent in the last ten years on asbestos management and remediation
4. The council's policy on removing asbestos, and asbestos insulating boards, in particular in places vulnerable to damage from children.
Q1 45 primaries and 7 secondaries (excluding Elgin Academy new PPP)
Q2 Number of primary schools that contain asbestos = 41
Q3 Cost of 'remediation works' over last 10 years:
Cost of 'asbestos management' over past 7 years:
2014/15 to date £126,838
Q4 Removals are carried out based on the risk score assigned from the asbestos management and annual re-inspection checks. There are currently no properties where high risk materials are in positions where they pose a risk of disturbance from pupils. Removals have been carried out previously to remove any materials which were in positions where they were easily accessible and thus could potentially be disturbed and damaged by the actions of pupils. Removals area now generally associated with refurbishment activities with all known ACMs being managed and monitored regularly.