• Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year.
  • Asbestos can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000.
  • The term ‘asbestos’ also includes asbestoscontaining materials (ACMs) such as asbestos cement and some textured decorative coatings.
  • When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases.
  • These diseases do not affect a person immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, are usually fatal.
  • When managing asbestos you must comply with the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 [CAR2012].
  • The standards for managing the risk associated with asbestos are set out in L143 (Second Edition) Managing and working with asbestos, which was published in 2013.

Covering Topics

  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • The Duty to Manage
  • Identifying and Assessing Asbestos
  • Management Plan
  • Residents' Flats
  • Working with Asbestos
  • Asbestos Information, Instruction and Training
  • Further Information

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