Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. A large number of premises and older plant and equipment still contain some form of asbestos. Much of the asbestos will be hidden in the fabric of the building so not immediately obvious.
Workers most likely to come into contact with asbestos-containing products are those in the construction, maintenance, refurbishment and related trades. Those who manage non-domestic premises have the responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes.
Pernix Safety Management are able to assist those performing the role of Duty Holder(s) in accordance with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 which require that they makes suitable arrangements to identify or presume the presence of Asbestos. To assess its condition, to prevent the release of Asbestos fibres, to ensure that any work on Asbestos Containing Materials is restricted to competent and licensed persons, and to notify to the Enforcing Authorities where required.
Our Consultants are Chartered Health and Safety Practitioners, professionally qualified and experienced, and able to provide assistance as and when required, via email, telephone and on site attendance if required.
Pernix Safety Management are able to conduct Asbestos Management; Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
The purpose of an Asbestos Management survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including routine maintenance activities, and to assess their condition.
An Asbestos Refurbishment or Demolition survey is required before any refurbishment or demolition work is to be carried out. This type of survey is to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey is fully intrusive and involves destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas.
The asbestos risk register is a key component in the management of any asbestos found, or presumed to be, in your buildings. Pernix Safety Management will ensure that the register contains current information about the presence and condition of any asbestos in the building. The asbestos risk register will be updated on a regular basis (at least once a year).
The risk register can be produced as a paper or electronic record. Paper copies may be easier to pass on to visiting maintenance workers, who will need them to know the location and condition of any asbestos before they start work. Electronic copies are easier to update and are probably better suited for people responsible for large numbers of properties or bigger premises
We are able to develop and assist with the implementation of Asbestos Management Plans for any premises. The plans detail those responsible for the management of Asbestos, the results of the survey and assessments as detailed in the Asbestos Register, the arrangements for removal, encapsulation and condition monitoring of Asbestos; and for the updating of the plan and register as required
Our Consultants can provide Asbestos Awareness and Asbestos Management training for duty holders, managers, staff and contractors. Typical course content for Asbestos awareness training includes the following topics:
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