Conwy council allays fears after asbestos found at Rhos on Sea primary school

Reporter:

Dean Jones

CONWY County Council has moved to allay fears after asbestos was found at a Rhos on Sea primary school.

The hazardous material was found at Ysgol Llandrillo-yn-Rhos during an inspection before a kitchen revamp which took place during the school holidays.

With pupils now back at the Elwy Road site after the summer break, a council spokesperson stated that the building was safe and more work will be carried out over the October half term.

The spokesperson added: “Work to refurbish the kitchen at Ysgol Llandrillo-yn-Rhos was scheduled to take place during the summer holidays.

“This involved undertaking a pre-refurbishment survey, which included an assessment to confirm the presence or otherwise of asbestos.

“As expected, in line with the Schools Asbestos Register, Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) were identified and the appropriate management processes were implemented to ensure that any risks were mitigated.

“As an additional safeguard the survey was extended to the whole school.

“The headteacher has been kept informed and air monitoring has been on-going and will continue on a regular basis to ensure air quality.

“Further work will take place at October half-term.”

Conwy council added that they were managing the asbestos in order to reduce risk, but did not confirm whether or not any of the materials will be moved.

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