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The Great British Asbestos in Buildings Survey 2011

British asbestos campaigners have today launched a national survey exploring general awareness and understanding of asbestos in buildings and the regulations designed to protect UK workers from being exposed to asbestos in their workplace.

Known as the Great British Asbestos in Buildings Survey 2011, the survey will be promoted across all industries via the UK's leading trade associations and trade unions, membership organisations and industry institutions.  Tradesmen, building occupiers, dutyholders, clients, FM's, property managers of non-domestic buildings will be encouraged to take the survey. 

The survey can be taken here: The Great British Asbestos in Buildings Survey 2011 

According to the HSE, asbestos is responsible for an estimated 4000 deaths each year and is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Results are expected to give an insight into awareness of the Duty to Manage Asbestos and highlight areas for raising awareness of the risks of asbestos in the workplace.

Recent conflicting reports produced from ATAC and HSE, and the issues of low level asbestos exposure, have led to the development of this research project, aimed at establishing what is really happening.

The survey results will be published in a report in the summer 2011 and should highlight the issues arising from the most comprehensive review of the subject to date.

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