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Asbestos Legislation Steve Shutler BSc(Hons), MCIEH, CMIOSH, CCP(Asbestos) Director SB Asbestos Management Ltd. Legislation. Statutory Nuisance / Defective Premises Act / Housing Act 2004 – Fitness Standard General health & safety legislation Asbestos specific regulations. Legislation.
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Steve ShutlerBSc(Hons), MCIEH, CMIOSH, CCP(Asbestos)
Director SB Asbestos Management Ltd
“It is not acceptable to make general reference to hazards that may exist”
“site – specific asbestos surveys should be carried out in advance of construction work”
6/7 Assessment & Plans
12/13 Control Measures
14 Protective Clothing
18 Designated Areas
19 Air MonitoringThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
20 Air testing standards
21 Bulk testing standards
23 Washing/Changing facilities
25 – 31 Prohibitions
32 – 37 Miscellaneous
Identify Asbestos Before Work
Working with Asbestos
Prevent Exposure (Reduce AFARP)
Prevent Spread (Reduce AFARP)
Some (Most) Work is Licensable
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
and Approved Code of Practice
HSE Guidance Notes - HSG
Willmott Dixon appeal
- Any work with asbestos presents a “material risk” irrespective of the number of fibres released (if any) or the length of exposure.
material predominantly cement and chrysotile……. < 30% water
Asbestos Insulating Board
Flat tile, building board – mixture of asbestos and other material except ...AC, Bitumen .....
surface coating, contains asbestos for fire protection, heat insulation, sound insulation but NOT textured coating
asbestos – thermal, acoustic or other insulation purposes – inc fire protection except
AC, AIB, bitumen ....
Sporadic & Low Intensity Exposure
– 0.6 f/ml over 10 minutes
Control Limit – 0.1 f/ml over 4 hours
Licensable Work with Asbestos ..... Is work
Not sporadic and low intensity or
Can not demonstrate < control limit or
On an Asbestos coating or
On AIB or Insulation
Not SLI &
> CL &
Not short duration
1 Type of Work
Maintenance, Removal, Encapsulation
2 Material Type
Friable, Bonded (relevant to Removal Only)
Prior Damage, Destroyed When Worked Upon
minor removal work involving AIB, when short duration and as part of a refurbishment project, e.g. removing AIB panels fixed with screws following water damage
removal work involving textured decorative coatings where the method of removal requires deterioration of the material, or where it is very badly flood-damaged
removal of AC, which is kept virtually intact
removalof floor tiles or bitumen felt
Medical examinations for workers (April 2015 – then every 3 yrs)
Maintain worker health records
Work Not Requiring a Licence
Work Which Requires a Licence