Asbestos

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Report covering investigation of asbestos found in one of Bolton Wanderers premises.
This report is a result of thoroughly carried out research towards asbestos found in a roof of one of Bolton Wanderers premises. The report is divided into the following parts: General information about asbestos. Risk assessment. Future advice./ After care Removing asbestos
The report also covers all relevant legislation and includes recommendations for future actions for all of the parties involved. General information about asbestos.
The ‘Control of asbestos Regulations', (CAR), came into force on 13th November 2006. Regulation 4a says that ‘the dutyholder’, here, Bolton Wanderers, is required to manage asbestos in their non-domestic premises. (1*)
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that has been a popular building material particularly between 1950 and 1999. Asbestos and asbestos containing material in good condition is safe. Asbestos is only dangerous when it is in a loose form, damaged, disturbed or being worked on as this can release asbestos fibres into the air. If these fibres are breathed in over a long period of time, they may damage the lungs, and can lead to very severe diseases such as mesothelioma or lung cancer (2*). In recent cases two families have won ground-breaking claims (one of them for two hundred and forty thousand pounds) for compensation after loved ones died from cancer after exposure to "low level" asbestos on Merseyside ( 3*). The seriousness of the situation should not be underestimated, and swift action needs to be taken if a problem is thought to exist. Risk Assessment Risk assessment has already been carried out on the relevant buildings, (4*), and shows that the only part of the building that contains asbestos is the roof. It is important to know if the whole roof contains asbestos or if it is…...

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