A school located in Medway, Kent has been reprimanded in a report after it failed to adhere to health and safety regulations concerning asbestos.
The report, which was cited by Alertdata.co.uk, confirmed that Woodlands Primary School in Gillingham was provided with actions to take concerning the asbestos in the building.
However they did not go ahead with these and ignored many other suggestions made. As such, an audit committee is meeting to discuss the report and decided the school’s fate.
It was also confirmed in the report that many workers who helped with the school’s recent £1 million extension had been actively exposed to the asbestos. This may leave the school having to deal with not only the audit committee’s decision, but also lawsuits from an injury claim solicitor.
The school’s extension has been the subject of many complaints from the local council and taxpayers – who shelled out for the allegedly botched job. Spokespeople for the council, auditors Richard Humphrey and Grahame Matthews, revealed: “This entire project can perhaps be described, at best, as a catalogue of errors.”
Furthermore, another council representative, Deborah Upton, confirmed that asbestos was present in the school.
She told Kentonline.co.uk: “Asbestos exposure was found within the construction area of the school, and a number of issues were highlighted by building control and by a fire risk assessment.”