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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - HSE review of asbestos regulations
    HSE review of asbestos regulations..Mandatory review. When the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) came into force, they included a commitment to undertake a review of their effectiveness after a period of time. The HSE has now published the results of this review. All change? It seems that we’re not going to see updates to CAR any time soon. The HSE interviewed various stakeholders and concluded that in general the Regulations are beneficial. Most of those interviewed said that they understood the...
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - Who’s responsible for dealing with asbestos?
    A case heard in December 2016 illustrates a common dilemma about the management of asbestos in a building: deciding who is responsible. However, as shown, having a prolonged argument may land you in court. What happened?
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  • Health & Safety News - Taking responsibility for managing asbestos
    Connect Packaging Ltd (CP) moved into leased premises in Benfleet, Essex. On occupation, it was identified that asbestos-containing material (ACMs) were present. However, although the company was aware of it, no action to remove it or make it safe was taken. What was the outcome?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety Documents - Compiling an asbestos register
    Once you’ve identified asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in your building, the next step is to compile an asbestos register. How should you use our new template document?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety Documents - Q&A - must we have an asbestos register?
    Q&A - must we have an asbestos register?..Q. We’ve been told that we must maintain a register of any asbestos we have in our premises. If this is required, what are we supposed to do with it when it’s been completed? A. If your premises were constructed before 2000 there’s a chance that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) could be present. An asbestos survey will confirm this. If you do have ACMs, you need to maintain an Asbestos Register of what you have, where it is and details of its condition....
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - Asbestos can be hidden almost anywhere
    A recent case has highlighted the risks of ignoring an asbestos register and assuming that asbestos isn’t present. What are the details of this case and why is it so important that you don’t make the same mistakes?
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