Is public protected from asbestos?
READER John Parkinson paused for a good look at this classic Roll Royce car at Harefield Fete in June.
The vehicle starred in the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and its fame drew an admiring crowd AS a regular user of Hayes & Harlington Station I am increasingly concerned at the apparent lack of protection that the travelling public will have against the stripping of asbestos in the building being demolished next door.
High boards and canvas sheets have been placed around the site in Station Parade – but these are no of boys as the photo shows.
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protection from asbestos dust – the latter being so fine that the dust has to be filtered using specialist equipment.
It appears that even the mandatory specialist equipment including air-locks does not seem to be getting installed.
This is all an unacceptable health risk both for the travelling public and for the staff at the Station.
Personally I have had enough of the lackadaisical approach to stripping asbestos especially at Heathrow Airport (Queens Building including the old Medical Centre) and at British Airways (Viscount House, Speedbird House, Comet House, and ancillary pre-fabs). Over the years staff working in these buildings were told by respective