Monday, October 14, 2019
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Asbestos was found in Broadford Primary School's kitchen yesterday (Tuesday 25 September.)

Although Highland Council stated the risk posed from this type of asbestos was very low, the school kitchen was closed.

A Highland Council spokesperson said: "Following access made to the roof of the school for maintenance, a crack was noticed in the ceiling of the kitchen which has a textured decorative coating. Due to small fragments of the coating being present on the floor, the kitchen area was closed off yesterday (25 Sep) as a precaution until surfaces were cleaned and the crack repaired. Sandwiches were provided by the school for children for lunch.

"The textured coating in the kitchen is recorded in the Asbestos Management Plan as containing asbestos, however, the risk posed from this type of asbestos is very low.

"Works were carried out yesterday afternoon.

"We have thoroughly checked the building and done any remedial work required. The school is open as normal today (26 Sep) and lunches will be served."

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