Asbestos - labelling!

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Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:15

Post by Nail » Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:15pm

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I'm curious if anyone has asbestos containing materials in classrooms etc that are then labelled up.

I've had it suggested that they should be tagged with "Warning contains asbestos" type stickers.

Personally I wonder if that's scaremongering the issue too much.

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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:28

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If it is something likely to get damaged/disturbed, then a label can warn others, but there is no legal requirement to label asbestos.

I was asked to take samples from a hospital and they had labels everywhere. However, when I had the samples tested, most samples came back negative. So it looks like somebody had gone mad and decided to stick stickers willynilly. I soon learnt not to trust labels.

If you have asbestos in the classrooms, it should be listed on the asbestos register, checked periodically and anybody using the room should be made aware.

Before anyone jumps, I was trained and past my P402 to enable me to do surveys and sampling in my previous work (before I retired) [Big grin.png]
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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:31

Post by Nail » Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:31pm

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thecaretaker wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:28pm
If it is something likely to get damaged/disturbed, then a label can warn others, but there is no legal requirement to label asbestos.

I was asked to take samples from a hospital and they had labels everywhere. However, when I had the samples tested, most samples came back negative. So it looks like somebody had gone mad and decided to stick stickers willynilly. I soon learnt not to trust labels.

If you have asbestos in the classrooms, it should be listed on the asbestos register, checked periodically and anybody using the room should be made aware.

Before anyone jumps, I was trained and past my P402 to enable me to do surveys and sampling in my previous work (before I retired) [Big grin.png]
Thanks.

It did seem a bit excessive to highlight it more than necessary in my mind.

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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:33

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thecaretaker wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:28pm
If it is something likely to get damaged/disturbed, then a label can warn others, but there is no legal requirement to label asbestos.

I was asked to take samples from a hospital and they had labels everywhere. However, when I had the samples tested, most samples came back negative. So it looks like somebody had gone mad and decided to stick stickers willynilly. I soon learnt not to trust labels.

If you have asbestos in the classrooms, it should be listed on the asbestos register, checked periodically and anybody using the room should be made aware.

Before anyone jumps, I was trained and past my P402 to enable me to do surveys and sampling in my previous work (before I retired) [Big grin.png]
Very interested read, this post, and the most enjoyable was the censored word, tut tut thecaretaker!! ahhhhh wheres it gone??? [Scared.png] Has a correction been made [JawDropped.png]

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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:37

Post by Viking72 » Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:37pm

Post by Viking72 by Viking72 May 2018 16 12:37

If this area was in a classroom, within reasonable reach. I would have it labelled.

It is not scaremongering to label something. In my opinion it is the least you can do. A sticker on an item would warn people that this item/material may contains asbestos, might stop a staple being driven through it.

Its like the stickers on the hot tap. (Caution, hot water. What else do they expect to come out of the hot tap) [Scared.png]

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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:39

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Skoolkeeper wrote:
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Very interested read, this post, and the most enjoyable was the censored word, tut tut thecaretaker!! ahhhhh wheres it gone??? [Scared.png] Has a correction been made [JawDropped.png]

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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 12:51

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Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper May 2018 16 12:51

thecaretaker wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:39pm
Skoolkeeper wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:33pm
Very interested read, this post, and the most enjoyable was the censored word, tut tut thecaretaker!! ahhhhh wheres it gone??? [Scared.png] Has a correction been made [JawDropped.png]

Guilty as charged. I used the term willynilly but as 2 separate words and the former got picked up by the forum censor. [Forgive.png]
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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 14:28

Post by EBJ » Wed, 16th May 2018, 2:28pm

Post by EBJ by EBJ May 2018 16 14:28

Our label was a big black letter "A" which denoted asbestos. [Like.png]
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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 15:21

Post by timmydog » Wed, 16th May 2018, 3:21pm

Post by timmydog by timmydog May 2018 16 15:21

I think if you done that at the school I work at the CO would walk out due to unhealthy work place
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Re: Asbestos - labelling!

May 2018 16 15:42

Post by inspector » Wed, 16th May 2018, 3:42pm

Post by inspector by inspector May 2018 16 15:42

Skoolkeeper wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:51pm
thecaretaker wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:39pm
Skoolkeeper wrote:
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:33pm
Very interested read, this post, and the most enjoyable was the censored word, tut tut thecaretaker!! ahhhhh wheres it gone??? [Scared.png] Has a correction been made [JawDropped.png]

Guilty as charged. I used the term willynilly but as 2 separate words and the former got picked up by the forum censor. [Forgive.png]
It will not be tolerated, but well done for correcting the naughty word/s [Like.png] have a good day [Success.png]

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