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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific hazards - Asbestos - Working with asbestos - 6485
    Where an employer requires its employees to work with asbestos, or undertake work that could potentially disturb asbestos, it must first carry out a risk assessment to identify the risks and put any necessary measures in place to control them. The employer's duty is to prevent exposure to asbestos as far as is reasonably practicable and, where this cannot be achieved (e.g. in building maintenance work, demolition etc.), the risks must be reduced to the lowest level that is reasonably practicable (without using...
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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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