Joint Union Asbestos Committee

Raising awareness of Asbestos

Founded in 2010, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) is a non-party political group that seeks to protect education workers and pupils from the dangers of asbestos in educational buildings. JUAC’s ultimate goal is for a Government-funded phased removal of all asbestos from educational buildings, starting with the most dangerous first. JUAC also campaigns to raise awareness about asbestos in educational buildings and for improved asbestos management.

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Resources

You can find lots of information about the asbestos in schools/colleges campaign on this website, as well as various JUAC guidance documents and resources.

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The JUAC members are representatives from the following education trades unions:

If you are a member of any of these unions and have concerns about asbestos in your educational building, or are diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, then please get in touch with your union.

The Department of Education

The Department for Education has issued specific Asbestos Awareness Guidance for Schools and Colleges. JUAC supports the guidance and encourages all duty holders, governors, school leaders and staff to access the guidance…

The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has issued specific Asbestos Awareness Guidance for schools and colleges. JUAC supports the guidance and encourages all leaders and staff to access the guidance…

The Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national enforcement body for work-related health, safety and welfare in schools and colleges…

Scotland’s leading asbestos – industrial injury and disease charity

Providing emotional and practical support to those affected by mesothelioma, lung cancer and all other asbestos & work-related disease and injury…

What does JUAC want?

An independent review of Government policy to manage asbestos rather than remove it.

A Government audit which collects and shares data centrally on the extent, type and condition of asbestos in all educational establishments.

A funded programme for the phased removal of all asbestos starting with the most dangerous, with completion no later than 2028.

Government support for duty holders through provision of funded mandatory training.

Proactive inspections by HSE to ensure that educational establishments are managing asbestos effectively.

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2019 General Election

JUAC’s Priorities for Asbestos in Schools and Colleges The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) is a non-party political group that seeks to protect education workers and children from the dangers of asbestos by raising awareness and campaigning for improved asbestos...

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Latest from the Guardian newspaper

The recent articles in the Guardian newspaper- “ 700 English schools reported over asbestos safety concerns” (5th July)  & “Britain’s death toll from asbestos at crisis level figures reveal” ( 8th July) only serve to validate the Joint Union Asbestos...

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