BAXI HEATING UK. Aims and objectives of the event. Aim: to provide detailed information and guidance about the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. The duty is regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002.
SETTING THE SCENE
CARRYING OUT THE WORK
What is asbestos?
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Where might you find asbestos?
Who is at risk?
How can asbestos fibres be released into the air?
By reducing the exposure of people to airborne respirable asbestos fibres.
What does the law say?
Why is the regulation needed and what does it say?
Who is the dutyholder?
How will this work in practice?
What types of premises are covered by the regulation?
Once the dutyholder has been identified, what will they have to do?
What effect will the management plan have on the health of workers in premises where ACMs may be present?
Find out if asbestos is present, how much there is and in what condition.
Is asbestos likely to be present?
Decide who will carry out the inspection or survey.
Consider training and competency issues.
Prepare for the inspection or survey.
Carry out the inspection or survey.
Make and keep an up-to-date record of the location and condition of the ACMs/presumed ACMs.
Assess the risks from asbestos-containing materials.
The material assessment.
(NB asbestos is only harmful if fibres are released into an area where they can be inhaled.)
The material assessment
quantifies the hazard from the materials, ie how likely are they to release airborne fibres if disturbed.
The risk assessment
introduces other elements to give an estimate of comparative risk.
Prepare a plan of how to manage the risk.
Implement the plan and carry out any work needed.
Provide information on the location and condition of ACMs.
Monitor and review the plan and arrangements.