As part of pre-contract works a full asbestos survey was undertaken at the former Eyemouth High School. The materials identified in the building as containing asbestos were deemed as ‘non-licensed’ and as such do not have to be removed under ‘controlled conditions’. This is due to the make-up of the materials and the minimal risk of any asbestos fibres being released which would exceed the relevant control limits.
The contractor is a licensed asbestos removal contractor and all works are being undertaken by trained staff. If during the demolition process any materials unidentified and suspicious are discovered works will stop and the area sealed until a full analysis is undertaken.
In light of concerns from residents, officers have visited the site today and spoken with the contractor, who have assured us that all guidance has been adhered to. Material taken down to date will be removed from the site today. The Council will continue to work closely with the contractor on this matter.
11 August 2018
DEMOLITION OF PART OF FORMER EYEMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL