Asbestos KILLS! Asbestos related diseases are expected to kill 5,000 in 2010, with the figures likely to rise to 10,000 by 2011. Every week, 20 tradesmen die from this hidden killer. Any building built or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. The current Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 now have an explicit "Duty to Manage" (Regulation 4).
A wide range of people potentially have obligations under this regulation, including employers and the self-employed, if they have responsibilities for maintaining or repairing non-domestic premises, and the owner of those premises, whether they are occupied or vacant. Duty Holders will be required to:
Safetymen can now help you at each stage to comply with these Regulations, including site surveys, clearance strategies and training, using our BOHS P402 Qualified Asbestos Surveyor.
Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos. The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated. There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks […]Read more >