Gauze Mat Collection
Local asbestos removal and disposal company Mick George Environmental has this week completed a number of dedicated collections of potentially harmful Bunsen burner gauze mats from education facilities throughout the Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire regions.
The firm proactively initiated the scheme following the recent announcement from the Department for Education (DfE) which instructed schools to remove the stated equipment after highlighting that the instruments may contain dangerous asbestos that could cause harm to staff and pupils.
Traditionally the management of such substances comes at a significant cost, but as part of their commitment to relieve any threat from the material, Mick George Environmental conducted the collections for just £1 per gauze mat.
Thus far, more than £400 has been raised with the organisation vowing to donate all proceeds to Mesothelioma UK - a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer.
Hampton Gardens School and Arthur Mellows School in Peterborough, Boston College in Lincolnshire and Bishop Stopford School Isebrook School and Maidwell Hall School of Northamptonshire, were just some of the premises that have received a visit this week.
Stephen Summerfield, Managing Director at Mick George Environmental commented: ‘’The threat of asbestos is a real one and is something that Mick George Environmental take very seriously. We are pleased that some education providers took up the opportunity to let our experienced team manage the potentially harmful equipment safely.’’
Summerfield continued: ‘’Over the years Mick George Ltd has successfully engaged in various safety initiatives with schools and this is just an extension of those partnerships already formed. We are keen to do what we can to relieve the severity of a situation such as this one.’’