Rays Blog http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/you-have-reached-3000/ bless he has to be so patient with me xxx
It rained all night on and off so the morning came as a nice surprise as the sun shone.
Ray’s computer was ready for collection so I decided to do some washing and then we could go to collect it and take the dog for his walk.
Now i have been wearing flip flops all summer so my toes get soft and I hate wearing shoes as they make my toes very sore and they have to harden off.
So i put the washing out on the line and said. Oh the weather is lovely lets go now and I wont need a coat or shoes. The traffic was horrendous as we drove into Whitstable and so it was taking so long to get to the shop where they have a private car park at the back, that Ray drove round to a car park by the harbour. That doesn’t matter, I said, we can walk back from here —then the heavens opened. It poured down and I looked so stupid walking along in flip flop’s and no coat.
I swear I will never do that again, as my sense of humour went down the drain with the rain. I just hoped nobody was looking at my feet.
we got o the shop and ray picked up his computer and we quickly walked back to the car. Although it stopped raining my feet squeaked in my crock flip flops.
We got back home and had some lunch and then i slept so much again. I hate this sleeping. It didnt matter on Chemo 1 as I was being so sick and so it was great to sleep but this time this constant tiredness is not nice.
We took the dog for a walk late afternoon and the weather was good again but the clouds were rolling in again
We did manage to get round this time without getting wet and thank goodness.
A very interesting article was published today covering Asbestos in Schools which is a subject Im very interested in.
The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) calls for a national audit of asbestos in school buildings after figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) showed that of the small number of academies inspected approximately 60% had enforcement action taken against them for failing to adequately manage the asbestos in their buildings. Government estimates are that 75% of all UK schools have buildings that comprise asbestos containing materials.
JUAC Chair, Julie Winn, today said:
“Figures from the HSE suggest that there is a significant problem of asbestos management in schools. Of the relatively small sample of non-local authority schools inspected by HSE approximately 60% of the academies, 32% of the independent fee paying schools and 22% of the non-local authority schools had enforcement action taken against them. We simply do not know the true extent of the problem; this could just be the tip of the iceberg.
“The Government accepts the recommendation from the James Review of Capital Spending for there to be a national collection of data on the condition of all school buildings in the UK. JUAC believes it is vital that this includes an audit of the extent and type and condition of the asbestos in UK school buildings.
“JUAC agrees with the HSE’s recent conclusion that raising awareness around asbestos produces benefits to dutyholders and workers is in fact a key component in the AiS* and JUAC campaign. Raising awareness and improved training in the management of asbestos is fundamental to health and safety in UK schools containing asbestos.
However for the HSE to suggest that most schools have adequate arrangements in place for managing asbestos in the absence of a national collection of data on the condition of all school buildings which includes an audit of the extent, type and condition of the asbestos within them, is like saying what you don’t know can’t hurt you.”
HSE press release of 14 October 2011 and summary of findings
Voice Press Office
Voice Solicitor David Brierley
Tel: 01332 372 337
JUAC Chair Julie Winn:
Tel: 0113 245 0733
*Asbestos in Schools (AiS):
www.asbestosexposureschools.co.uk / www.schoolasbestosaction.co.uk