We have been reading a sad story today about a former teacher, the Oldham Chronicle.
Former teacher, Bernard Dawson, died after being diagnosed with deadly Mesothelioma.
His family believe he inhaled the toxic dust in secondary schools in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Mr. Dawson taught maths and science for over 50 years teaching and died last August, leaving a dear wife, 5 children and several grandchildren. Prior to starting to teach in 1957, he was a former marine commando.
All schools have an asbestos report and whilst awareness is now higher than ever, people can still be exposed to asbestos. Make sure your school, or business has proper asbestos surveys and management reports.
We cannot stress how SERIOUSLY asbestos must be taken. More and more news is coming to light on a daily basis of people, business owners, housing developers, construction workers and tradesmen NOT being fully aware or trained on the dangers of asbestos and how to protect themselves and those around them.
We urge you to read the latest asbestos news from the HSE.
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Leeds Carpenter, Terry Ellis, very sadly died last June of Mesothelioma; a cancer of the lining of the lungs, aged 72. He has been exposed to asbestos at two Leeds companies where had worked in the 1960’s; George Whimpey and John Atkinson and Sons Ltd.
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer and it is incurable.
Ex-employees of the company, and in particular those who may have worked with Terry are being urged to come forward and talk to law firms, to identify whether they too were exposed and what measures may have ben in place to protect them, and to identify fellow employees who may have also been exposed.
These days all parties are more aware of the dangers of the silent killer, asbestos. Even though it is reported that 75% of schools in England and Wales contain the substance. Unbelievable really, that our children are being exposed. Let’s hope that the action groups and government can stamp this out.
The first step of managing asbestos is to have an asbestos survey carried out. We offer all types of asbestos surveys and cover the UK. Most of our work is in Yorkshire and Lancashire, in particular Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, and Wakefield.
The Yorkshire Evening Post have recently published a story about the call for asbestos to be removed from classrooms in Leeds schools.
As we reported back in September, latest figures show that 75% of English and Welsh schools contain asbestos.
Campaigners want asbestos to be removed from classrooms. Every parent wants their child to be educated in a safe environment.
The Independent has just published online an article which is a landmark victory from The Supreme Court just yesterday (22nd October 2014). Click to view The Independent’s asbestos story.
The family of a delivery driver who has sadly now died from exposure to asbestos. He was exposed to asbestos whilst delivering to Battersea Power Station whilst having another employer.
The law firm who represented the victims family was Irwin Mitchell.
As The Independent remind us, asbestos kills more people that road traffic accidents do each year.
Click to learn more about our asbestos surveys. Identifying and managing asbestos is crucial to the health and well-being of everybody.