A written Asbestos Management Plan must be prepared to ensure that as far as reasonably practicable no one can come to harm from asbestos on the premises. The plan can be a paper copy or in a version accessible from a computer database.
In particular the plan must include the following elements:
- An organisation structure with clear lines of responsibility.
- A survey of the premises to locate and assess ACMs. The results of the survey must be recorded in an easily retrievable form, which can then be used to make a risk assessment. In turn, this can be used to draw up the remedial part of the management plan.
- A procedure for ensuring that asbestos containing materials are inspected on a regular basis to ensure that they are kept in a good state of repair.
- If necessary, repair or remove any asbestos containing material due to its condition or location.
Provide information on the location and condition of asbestos containing materials to anyone potentially at risk.
- Label or colour code ACMs.
- Define and use safe systems of work. This may include a permit to work system.
- Review the management plan at least every 6 months.
HBE will develop a personalised Asbestos Management Plan for your organisation consisting of:
- An Asbestos policy and a procedures document for each site
- 24/7 on-line access to your records
- Asbestos Register updates (on-line or paper based)
- Regular surveying and bulk sampling
- Risk Assessment Survey – Location & assessment survey (presumptive survey)
- Management Survey – Standard sampling, identification and assessment survey
- Refurbishment and Demolition Survey – Full access sampling and identification survey (pre-demolition)
- Condition reports
- Risk management programmes
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