Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than any other single
work-related cause Breathing in asbestos dust can cause serious
damage to the lungs and can cause cancer and there is no known cure
for asbestos-related diseases. All types of
asbestos can be hazardous if disturbed, with danger arising when
asbestos fibres become airborne to form a very fine dust which is
often invisible and can be inhaled unknowingly by people.
As a result of this hazard the University has
a clear Asbestos Policy and
The Health and Safety Executive has
a wealth of information on asbestos, to find out more read the
HES Asbestos Health and
If you have any concern regarding asbestos or
suspect materials you MUST stop work immediately and contact The
Head of Estates Development on (87) 6954.