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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 - 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
    Safety briefing - asbestos managementThis briefing addresses the key risks and control measures associated with asbestos management in the workplace.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Asbestos Management is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of potential risks associated with asbestos and what they should do to minimise the chances of exposure to asbestos fibres.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the different types of asbestos and where it can be found. It also provides details on...
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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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