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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific hazards - Asbestos - Identifying and managing asbestos - Risk control - 6460
    Duty holders must ensure that asbestos risks on their premises are managed. They can nominate an appointed person for this task. This person must have training and experience to manage asbestos properly. Where such a delegation is made, safety representatives must be consulted. The duty holder or their delegate should ensure that surveys are carried out and the information is used to produce an accurate asbestos register, management plan and risk assessment. - An NHS Trust was fined after it failed to manage...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific hazards - Asbestos - Working with asbestos - Risk assessment - 6490
    Before carrying out any maintenance, demolition or other work liable to expose its employees to asbestos, the employer needs to identify the type and condition of the asbestos. The employer should liaise with the duty holder to consult its asbestos register, management plan and survey reports, and carry out any further survey work if necessary. For example, where just a management survey was undertaken originally, a refurbishment and demolition survey may be necessary to obtain more detailed information about...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific hazards - Asbestos - Working with asbestos - Implementing the risk assessment - Information and training - 6525
    Employers are under a duty to provide employees with adequate information, instruction and training to enable the employees to safeguard themselves and others while working with asbestos. The level of information, instruction and training will depend upon the work that the employee does and their potential exposure. Training needs assessments should be carried out to determine the level of training needed by different employees or groups of employees. Some employees will just require asbestos awareness training,...
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