Asbestos Management Reviews
Our asbestos management review will look at whether you have sufficient procedures in place for identifying, risk assessing and then monitoring known asbestos-containing materials. Ensuring your asbestos management plan’s compliance with CAR2012 will minimise the risk to employees, tradesmen and visitors to a site. Finally, the asbestos management review will also give guidance on where improvements can be made.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012) requires employers to prevent the exposure of their employees to asbestos, or where this is not practicable, to reduce exposure to the lowest possible level. CAR2012 includes a regulation placing a duty on those who have repair and maintenance responsibilities for premises.
Asbestos Management Reviews are undertaken with a focus on compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 4: The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises.
The completion of this type of review is also a requirement of the Approved Code of Practice.
We provide asbestos management reviews to clients across the South East, London, Wales, the South West and nationwide. An asbestos management review looks at your current asbestos management plan, including policy and procedures, to establish if they comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012).
Areas covered in an asbestos management review
Policy: an asbestos policy is the starting point for many organisations. It sets out your commitment to managing asbestos, those that will be involved in the management process and how you intend to implement it. The review will ensure that it is up to date, in line with current guidance and legislation and will identify if it is fit for purpose.
Implementing Controls: your policy will list controls to be implemented to ensure that asbestos is being managed effectively. The review will establish whether these controls have been successfully implemented, whether they meet the needs of the organisation and whether they are working.
Responsibilities: your policy should clearly set out who is responsible for undertaking the various tasks. The review will identify if the people listed are still correct and that all tasks are being completed.
Checking, Inspecting and Monitoring: much of the management process is about knowing what asbestos you have, its location and extent. The review will look at whether you have all necessary surveys in place and that where asbestos has been identified previously that all re-inspections are taking place at the required intervals.
Risk Assessment: undertaking asbestos surveys will establish if asbestos is present in your property. When asbestos is identified, it needs to be risk assessed and based on the level of risk, recommendations will be made. Recommendations may range from asbestos removal to managing the asbestos in situ. The review will ascertain whether the risk assessments and relevant actions are being adhered to.
Records / Asbestos Register: record keeping is imperative. Records should include previous asbestos management surveys and re-inspection surveys and when works have been undertaken, any associated refurbishment or demolition surveys and subsequent paperwork for removal and air monitoring, together with records of any training undertaken. The review will assess whether sufficient records are being kept and in a suitable format to enable them to be recalled when required.
Written Scheme: it’s important to have an asbestos management plan in place so that it’s possible to see asbestos is being managed effectively. The review will assess what the short and long term aims and objectives are.
Review: reviewing the plan you have in place is vitally important as legislation, guidance, organisations and their portfolios all change over time. The review will assess that the policy and procedures are being reviewed at the correct intervals to ensure they stay current.
Recommendations: where required, action points will be suggested for you to maintain or improve your level of compliance in these areas.