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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 - 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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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos management policy
    Asbestos management policyWhen asbestos is present in a building any work in the vicinity must be carefully controlled. Use our policy to make sure the material isn't accidentally disturbed.What's involved?To help you maintain control over the risks of asbestos-containing materials, we've produced a template Asbestos Management Policy. It explains the practices you should implement and also when staff are working on third party sites.The document includes the following sections:general statementlegal positionasbestos...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos condition report
    Asbestos condition reportIf you have asbestos on your property, you're under a duty to check it regularly and record your findings. Manage the riskYour duty to identify the presence of any asbestos-containing material (ACM) is detailed in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. In most instances, this will be achieved by instructing a competent surveyor to complete an asbestos management survey. If asbestos is found, your requirement to manage asbestos doesn't end there.Regular checksIn addition to carrying...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Asbestos hotspot checklist
    Asbestos hotspot checklistUnless you know that it's been removed, it's likely that any premises built before 1999 will contain asbestos. As you have a duty to identify if it's present, use our checklist to help locate the most likely areas.Asbestos legislationWhilst asbestos is a hazardous substance, it doesn't come under the COSHH Regulations. Instead, requirements surrounding the management of asbestos can be found under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Whilst these regulations only came into force...
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