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The BECTU Plasterers Branch is raising concerns over the use of Foam Sealant in the industry. Find out what we are doing here.

BECTU have collaborated with safety specialists 1st Option Safety to secure the most up-to-date advice on the use of Foam Sealant Insulation, a product used by construction workers in film and Television.

Concerns have been raised about the short and long term effects of inhaling the foam due to incorrect usage and inadequate ventilation in workshops and on sets, and the union has been receiving reports from members who have experienced health issues. BECTU is strongly advising members using the product to follow these new Guidelines closely and to check they are incorporated into the necessary risk assessment. We also encourage anyone who is concerned that the products is not being used in a safe way to email us in confidence at  foamsealant@bectu.org.uk.

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