Responsible for Asbestos Management?
Make Sure Your Building is in Safe Hands!
People responsible for maintenance of non-domestic premises, have a 'duty to manage' the asbestos in them It is now a Health and Safety requirement for an asbestos management plan to be in place on any non domestic property built before the year 2000.
If Asbestos Management is your responsibility you need to ensure that you have the correct measures in place to avoid prosecution or worse asbestos exposure for you and your colleagues. The duty to manage covers all non-domestic premises. Such premises include all industrial, commercial or public buildings such as factories, warehouses, offices, shops, hospitals and schools. If you are the duty holder, you need to ensure that your building is in safe hands… NATAS' Environmental team of experienced asbestos surveyors provide an efficient and cost effective service to ensure your organisation meet the legislative requirements, protect your staff and even achieve lower insurance premiums. UKAS Testing and UKAS Surveys are our expertise, providing the one stop solution to your Asbestos Puzzle
Achieving a comprehensive Asbestos Management plan is not as difficult as you think… NATAS' main goal is to provide you with a service that saves your organisation time and money, whilst providing an achievable solution to help you become Asbestos compliant. With decades of experience in the Asbestos Industry providing UKAS accredited Asbestos Surveys and Asbestos Testing your building is in safe hands. You will be assigned a dedicated CCP Asbestos consultant, your expert will provide a tailored solution to meet your budget and time frame requirements, for buildings and multi sites alike. With proven project management experience for multiple sites and large organisations, bespoke programs will be designed to meet the requirements of the nature of the building's use, our Asbestos surveyors are discreet and professional, with hospital ward, school and domestic property surveying experience to name just a few.
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The HSE in 2010 released the "HSG 264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide". The document is aimed at those who conduct Surveys, commissioners of surveys and those with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in accordance with Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.
The asbestos risk register is a key component of the required plan on how you will manage any asbestos found, or presumed to be, in your buildings. This management plan must contain current information about the presence and condition of any asbestos in the building. The asbestos risk register will therefore need to be updated on a regular basis (at least once a year). To do this you should make:
- - Regular inspections to check the current condition of asbestos materials
- - deletions to the register when any asbestos is removed
- - additions to the register when new areas are surveyed and asbestos is located
- - changes to the register (at any time asbestos-containing materials are found to have deteriorated)
The risk register can be kept as a paper or electronic record and it is very important that this is kept up to date and easily accessible. Paper copies may be easier to pass on to visiting maintenance workers, who will need them to know the location and condition of any asbestos before they start work. Electronic copies are easier to update and are probably better suited for people responsible for large numbers of properties or bigger premises.
The duty to manage asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (Regulation 4). It applies to the owners and occupiers of commercial premises (such as shops, offices, industrial units etc) who have responsibility for maintenance and repair activities. In addition to these responsibilities, they also have a duty to assess the presence and condition of any asbestos-containing materials. If asbestos is present, or is presumed to be present, then it must be managed appropriately. The duty also applies to the shared parts of some domestic premises.
An asbestos survey is an effective way to help you manage asbestos in your premises by providing accurate information about the location, amount and type of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). While not a legal requirement, it is recommended that you arrange a survey if you suspect there are ACMs in your premises. Alternatively, you may choose to presume there is asbestos in your premises and would then need to take all appropriate precautions for any work that takes place. However, it is good practice to have an asbestos survey carried out so you can be absolutely sure whether asbestos is present or not.
The asbestos survey can help to provide enough information so that an asbestos register, a risk assessment and a management plan can then be prepared. The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to determine the presence of asbestos so asbestos surveys should only be carried out by competent surveyors who can clearly demonstrate they have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications.
An asbestos survey will identify:
- - The location of any asbestos-containing materials in the building
- - The type of asbestos they contain
- - The condition these materials are in.