Asbestos: an update<br />
OUR SERVICES<br /><ul><li>Redhills
Consultancy analysis and surveying for;
asbestos, water, energy and RCF’s
Project management
UKAS Laboratory for analysis
Health, Safety and Environmental consultancy
Silverdell (UK) and Kitsons
National environmental and hazard remediation contractors;
Rail, construction, nuclear decommissioning
Scaffolding and technical access specialists
Surface protection</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />New surveyors guida...
Introduction to asbestos<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />Surveyors guidance<br />Training requi...
Introduction to asbestos<br /><ul><li>Raw asbestos …
Chrysotile (white)
Amosite (brown)
Crocidolite (blue)</li></li></ul><li>Introduction to asbestos<br />The wonder material:<br /><ul><li>High tensile strength
Chemical resistance
Fire resistance
Electrical insulator
Thermal insulator
Sound insulator</li></ul>	and …<br />
Introduction to asbestos<br />Asbestos was cheap with many uses<br />Added to products;<br />Cement; strength, could be mo...
Introduction to asbestos<br />Used in buildings built or refurbished prior to 2000<br />
Asbestos and health effects<br /><ul><li>Diseases caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres:
Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis
Risk, in all cases, comes from inhalation of fibres
Asbestos diseases are incurable and particularly pernicious
Asbestos diseases can take 15 - 60 years to develop
Fibres can be breathed in when asbestos is disturbed</li></li></ul><li>Asbestos legacy<br /><ul><li> over 4,000 asbestos r...
expected to peak between 2015/2016 at around 5,000 deaths
those most at risk are workers in the construction and maintenance trades</li></li></ul><li>The duty to manage<br />Introd...
The duty to manage<br />Health and Safety at Work Act 1974<br />Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999<b...
The duty to manage<br />
The duty to manage<br />Regulation 4 – Duty to manage asbestos<br />A legal requirement to have a written management plan ...
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  1. 1. Asbestos: an update<br />
  2. 2. OUR SERVICES<br /><ul><li>Redhills
  3. 3. Consultancy analysis and surveying for;
  4. 4. asbestos, water, energy and RCF’s
  5. 5. Project management
  6. 6. UKAS Laboratory for analysis
  7. 7. Health, Safety and Environmental consultancy
  8. 8. Silverdell (UK) and Kitsons
  9. 9. National environmental and hazard remediation contractors;
  10. 10. Rail, construction, nuclear decommissioning
  11. 11. Scaffolding and technical access specialists
  12. 12. Surface protection</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />New surveyors guidance<br />Training requirements<br />
  13. 13. Introduction to asbestos<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />Surveyors guidance<br />Training requirements<br />Asbestos: an update<br />
  14. 14. Introduction to asbestos<br /><ul><li>Raw asbestos …
  15. 15. Chrysotile (white)
  16. 16. Amosite (brown)
  17. 17. Crocidolite (blue)</li></li></ul><li>Introduction to asbestos<br />The wonder material:<br /><ul><li>High tensile strength
  18. 18. Chemical resistance
  19. 19. Fire resistance
  20. 20. Electrical insulator
  21. 21. Thermal insulator
  22. 22. Sound insulator</li></ul> and …<br />
  23. 23. Introduction to asbestos<br />Asbestos was cheap with many uses<br />Added to products;<br />Cement; strength, could be molded<br />Plastics and resins – strength and durability <br />Paints and coatings – anti sag/drip<br />Insulation materials – boards, lagging, coatings<br />Woven materials – fire blankets, fuse guards<br />Does not rot or warp<br />
  24. 24. Introduction to asbestos<br />Used in buildings built or refurbished prior to 2000<br />
  25. 25. Asbestos and health effects<br /><ul><li>Diseases caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres:
  26. 26. Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis
  27. 27. Risk, in all cases, comes from inhalation of fibres
  28. 28. Asbestos diseases are incurable and particularly pernicious
  29. 29. Asbestos diseases can take 15 - 60 years to develop
  30. 30. Fibres can be breathed in when asbestos is disturbed</li></li></ul><li>Asbestos legacy<br /><ul><li> over 4,000 asbestos related deaths in the UK each year
  31. 31. expected to peak between 2015/2016 at around 5,000 deaths
  32. 32. those most at risk are workers in the construction and maintenance trades</li></li></ul><li>The duty to manage<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />Surveyors guidance<br />Training requirements<br />Asbestos: an update<br />
  33. 33. The duty to manage<br />Health and Safety at Work Act 1974<br />Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999<br />Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007<br />Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006<br />
  34. 34. The duty to manage<br />
  35. 35. The duty to manage<br />Regulation 4 – Duty to manage asbestos<br />A legal requirement to have a written management plan that prevents ALL unintentional disturbance of asbestos<br />Regulation 6 – Assessment of work with asbestos<br />Know where your asbestos is – correct survey; Management or Refurbishment/Demo Survey<br />Control access around asbestos to prevent disturbance<br />Conduct a valid assessment for any task affecting the asbestos<br />Regulation 10 – Information, instruction and training<br />Train those in your organisation whose roles and responsibilities cause them to work on or near, or cause others to work on or near, asbestos – whether in-house or external contractors<br />Awareness training for those not working on asbestos<br />Non-licensed training for those working on low risk products – only those listed HSG210<br />
  36. 36. The duty to manage<br />Regulation 11 – Prevention or reduction of exposure to asbestos<br />State in clear language the available information and the limitations of its use. Explain any caveats.<br />Assess tasks against location of asbestos and whether any caveats/limitations in information impinge on the task. Explain what to do if any caveats exist.<br />If work on or near asbestos is required, have detailed procedures on who can and who controls the work – Licensed contractors or in-house<br />Regulation 16– Duty to prevent or reduce the spread of asbestos<br />It is illegal to expose people unnecessarily<br />It is a legal obligation to reduce exposure to the lowest level possible <br />
  37. 37. The duty to manage<br />Regulation 4: The duty to manage asbestos<br />Legal requirement for a written Asbestos Management Plan<br />Survey property for asbestos that could be disturbed by the tasks you perform<br />List the tasks that you wish to perform<br /><ul><li>Assess the tasks against asbestos [and caveats/limitations]
  38. 38. Review all personnel and list those affected by asbestos. Create a training plan based on roles and responsibilities – train</li></ul>Disseminate information on asbestos to those that need to know<br /><ul><li>Set up system to prevent uncontrolled disturbance of asbestos – make sure it can be audited
  39. 39. Implement the plan rigorously
  40. 40. Review, monitor and audit</li></li></ul><li>Identify<br />Non<br />Asbestos Containing<br />Materials<br />Survey<br />Asbestos Containing<br />Materials<br />Risk<br />Assess<br />Manage<br />Management<br />Plan and<br />Training<br />Remove<br />Assess<br />Licensed <br />Asbestos <br />Removal <br />Contractor<br />Asbestos <br />Analysts<br />Waste <br />Disposal<br />Asbestos<br />Register<br />Ongoing<br />Re-inspection<br />Manage<br />Risk<br />Assess<br />The duty to manage<br />
  41. 41. Surveyors guidance<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />Surveyors guidance<br />Training requirements<br />Asbestos: an update<br />
  42. 42. Asbestos: The Survey Guide<br />Competence and Quality Assurance Procedures<br /><ul><li>training and experience required by surveyors
  43. 43. competency of the surveying organisation and the surveyor
  44. 44. quality management systems
  45. 45. HSE strongly recommends the use of UKAS accredited organisations. UKAS accreditation covers technical competence, management, integrity report production and ensures that surveyors are qualified with the right experience and knowledge and that the survey is fit for purpose.</li></ul>Surveyors guidance<br />
  46. 46. Asbestos Surveys<br />Now HSG 264 <br />Management Survey <br />Refurbishment and Demolition Survey<br />Previously MDHS 100<br />Type 1, 2 and 3<br />Surveyors guidance<br />
  47. 47. Asbestos Surveys<br /><ul><li>Management Survey - used for the purposes of managing asbestos within properties during normal occupation and maintenance
  48. 48. involves minor intrusive work and some disturbance. Samples are taken of all suspicious materials following the guidance within HSG264
  49. 49. Management surveys are designed to identify all asbestos that may be disturbed during normal occupation and normal maintenance activities. As a result access is required to EVERY area accessed during maintenance and normal occupation – ceiling voids, lift shafts, lift motor room, service ducts etc</li></ul>Surveyors guidance<br />
  50. 50. Asbestos Surveys – Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys<br />Refurbishment Survey – the scope of a refurbishment survey is the entire area, and all materials within such area, that will be disturbed or form part of the refurbishment process. Nothing should be excluded from this remit.<br />Demolition Survey –The scope of a demolition survey is the entire building. This includes wall cavities, voids, screeds etc. Limitations and caveats usually render the survey unsuitable for purpose <br />Surveyors guidance<br />
  51. 51. Scope of Works / Site Visit<br />Survey Plan<br />CheckSurvey Plan against Scope<br />Commission Survey<br />Undertake Survey<br />Report Issue<br />Check Report against Scope<br />ExistingSurvey<br />Surveyors guidance<br />
  52. 52. Domestic Premises<br /><ul><li>Specifically targeted at Local Authorities and Housing Associations managing large numbers of domestic properties
  53. 53. Undertake a desktop study. Identify probable asbestos within groups of properties and detail the requirement for management surveys and refurbishment surveys to comply with management plan
  54. 54. The requirement to protect employs and contractors does not stop when they enter a domestic property. If an employee or contractor is sent to a domestic property to conduct work they MUST be trained to recognise and deal with asbestos they come across or an assessment MUST be conducted showing that it is safe for them to proceed.</li></ul>Surveyors guidance<br />
  55. 55. Scoping & Commissioning <br />Surveys<br />Surveyors guidance<br />
  56. 56. Caveats andlimitations<br /><ul><li>Survey restrictions and caveats can seriously undermine the management of asbestos
  57. 57. Should only be included where absolutely necessary and MUST be agreed in writing before survey is commenced
  58. 58. Most can be avoided by proper planning and discussion
  59. 59. The restrictions any caveats or limitations create should be clearly documented in the report</li></ul>Surveyors guidance<br />
  60. 60. Review and Interpretation of survey reports<br />Surveyors guidance<br />
  61. 61. Training requirements<br />Introduction to asbestos<br />The duty to manage<br />Surveyors guidance<br />Training requirements<br />Asbestos: an update<br />
  62. 62. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006<br />Regulation 10 – Information, instruction and training<br />Every employer shall ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to his employees.<br />Training is to be:<br /> Given at regular intervals;<br /> Adapted to take account of significant changes in the work or methods used;<br /> Provided in a manner appropriate to the nature and degree of exposure<br />Training requirements<br />
  63. 63. There are three main types of training:<br />Asbestos awareness training<br /><ul><li>Training for those not working on asbestos</li></ul>Training for non-licensable asbestos work<br /><ul><li>Training for work with lower risk materials HSG210</li></ul>Training for licensable work with asbestos<br /><ul><li>Training for work with higher risk materials – requiring an HSE License</li></ul>Training requirements<br />
  64. 64. Who Requires Training – 1.8 million exposed to asbestos per year <br />maintenance workers<br />plumbers<br />Electricians<br />joiners <br />gas fitters<br />Plasterers<br />roofers<br />painters and decorators<br />heating and ventilation engineers<br />construction and demolition workers<br />shop fitters<br />telecommunication engineers<br /> fire and intruder alarm installers<br />computer installers<br />architects<br />building surveyors <br />other such professionals<br />Training requirements<br />
  65. 65. Competency<br />All training should be provided by someone who is competent to do so, who<br />Has adequate personal practical experience and who has a theoretical<br />knowledge of relevant aspects of the work being carried out.<br />Training of non employees <br />Employers have a duty under regulation 3(4)(a) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations to ensure that appropriate information, instruction and training is given to non-employees who could be affected by their work.<br />Training requirements<br />
  66. 66. Provision of information<br />All training certificates should be traceable and have a validity of no more than one year. The employer should carry out checks as may be necessary to establish the authenticity of training certificates.<br />Refresher Training<br />Refresher training should be given at least every year and should be appropriate to the role undertaken. It should not be a repeat of the initial training.<br />Training requirements<br />
  67. 67. <ul><li>MANAGE ASBESTOS – Raise Awareness
  68. 68. Asbestos Management Plan
  69. 69. Make sure you know where the asbestos is that could affect you or your work
  70. 70. Control work around asbestos
  71. 71. Disseminate and co-operate with asbestos info
  72. 72. Make sure everyone is appropriately trained
  73. 73. Review operations and procedures
  74. 74. Prevent exposure to asbestos</li></ul>Summary<br />
  75. 75. Thank you for Listening<br />020 8591 6677 silverdell.co.uk<br />01925 629 333kitsons.co.uk<br />01306 631820redhills.co.uk<br />0845 5195 250 <br />safe-training.org<br />34<br />
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