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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos record - routine monitoring
    Asbestos record - routine monitoringIf you own or manage premises, you have a duty to prevent exposure to asbestos and one of the actions to be taken is to monitor the condition of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). Use our document to record your findings.Asbestos managementThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 state that those who have control over the maintenance of non-domestic premises must manage the risks of ACMs. If you have ACMs that are to remain in place you will need a system of checking that...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - asbestos management
    Flow chart - asbestos managementIf you own or manage premises, you have a duty to ensure that staff and others are not exposed to asbestos. Our flow chart shows you what steps are legally required when managing this risk.Legal dutyThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) state that those with responsibility for the management of "non-domestic" premises must ensure that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are properly controlled. This means identifying the materials, assessing the risks and putting in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Permit to work - asbestos
    Permit to work - asbestosIf asbestos is affected by building or maintenance work, you must ensure that strict precautions are followed. Use our permit to work to keep on the right side of the law. Complying with your dutiesClients have significant responsibilities under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for work which may disturb asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). But very few building managers have experience of work with ACMs. For the majority of the time their top priority is to make sure that the...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos management plan
    Asbestos management planThose responsible for managing premises have a duty to protect staff and others from asbestos risks. Use our management plan template to show how you're going to do this.When it's neededUnder the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, anyone who manages a premises which is non-domestic (including the common parts of blocks of flats), is a "dutyholder". This means that they must identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), assess the risks and then devise and implement a control programme....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos register
    Asbestos registerOnce you've identified asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in your building, the next step is to compile an asbestos register.Legal requirementExposure to asbestos fibres can cause cancer, and for that reason there are strict rules for those who manage and maintain buildings. If you're responsible for a building constructed before 2000 you'll need to formally identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and areas which are suspected of containing them. In most cases the best way to achieve...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos priority assessment algorithm
    Asbestos priority assessment algorithmIf you have asbestos-containing materials in your premises you must assess the risk posed by the material. Use our algorithm to do this. Asbestos risk assessmentThe first step in the management of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) is to have them identified, ideally by a specialist surveyor. When you receive your surveyor's report, it will include an assessment of condition. This is written as a score of between zero and twelve, where twelve indicates the highest risk....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos material assessment algorithm
    Asbestos material assessment algorithmIf you have asbestos-containing materials in your premises, your surveyor's report should include an assessment of its condition. Our document replicates the form surveyors use, allowing you carry out your own reassessment going forward.Risk assessmentWhen asbestos-containing materials are identified in your building you must ensure that they are properly managed. The first step is to assess the risk posed by the materials. Based on this assessment you might choose different...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos statement (for premises with no identified asbestos)
    Asbestos statement (for premises with no identified asbestos)If you are responsible for the repair and maintenance of your premises, then you have a "duty to manage asbestos", including making an assessment as to whether any is present or could be. The results of the assessment must be recorded - even if you don't think there is any in the building.Stating your caseThe Asbestos Statement can be used to record the reasons which have led to your assessment that there are no asbestos-containing materials in the...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos surveyor checklist
    Asbestos surveyor checklistWhen appointing an asbestos surveyor you should be cautious as not all those offering such services are up to the job. Use our checklist to make an informed choice.Why you need itAsbestos surveying is only lightly regulated which has left this relatively well paid industry open to abuse. So if you're choosing a surveyor you need to check out their qualifications and experience. That's where our Asbestos Surveyor Checklist comes in. It contains ten key questions to ask before signing...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accidental release of asbestos instructions
    Accidental release of asbestos instructionsIf your work has the potential to disturb asbestos you'll need to take every reasonable step to prevent this from happening. But just in case your precautions fail, use our template instructions as a back-up plan.Legal backgroundOur Accidental Release of Asbestos Instructions is the one document in your safety manual that you don't want to put into use. However, if there's any chance of an asbestos incident then you must have this type of emergency plan in place. It...
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