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.
There have been several recent catastrophic failures of aluminium cylinders used primarily to contain gases for underwater breathing apparatus and manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351. These cylinders should only be used if they have undergone thorough visual inspection and testing with an eddy-current device by a competent inspector. Failure to conduct such inspection […]Read more >