Free event for Keighley District: Asbestos in the workplace – where is it?
A free event for employers and duty holders has been organised by Bradford Area Occupational Health and Safety Forum on Tuesday, 20th March 2012, please telephone Jane on 01274 393949 for further details.
A free event for employers and duty holders in the Keighley district of West Yorkshire has been organised by Bradford Area Occupational Health and Safety Forum. The event has been scheduled for Tuesday, 20th March 2012 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Council Chambers, Bow Street Town Centre, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3PA.
The event will be held in the form of a seminar which will look at asbestos in the work place and include presentations from the Health and Safety Executive; Bradford Council Environmental Health Department and an independent Asbestos Safety Specialist. To book a place or enquire about the event, please telephone 01274 393949 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The duty holder of any non-domestic premises is required by law under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 to manage asbestos in the following ways:
take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in;
presume materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not;
make, and keep up-to-date, a record of the location and condition of the asbestos containing materials – or materials which are presumed to contain asbestos
assess the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from the materials identified;
prepare a plan that sets out in detail how the risks from these materials will be managed;
take the necessary steps to put the plan into action;
periodically review and monitor the plan and the arrangements to act on it so that the plan remains relevant and up-to-date; and
provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them.
As most duty holders will not be asbestos specialists it is necessary to commission surveys in order to identify asbestos and act on any recommendation to ensure employees, customers and the general public are protected from asbestos firbe exposure. In addition, employers have a duty to ensure those who are likely to come in contact with asbestos during their everyday work roles must be trained in Asbestos Awareness.
Here at Armco we offer various Asbestos Awareness Training, undertake Asbestos Surveys and sampling, provide consultancy and asbestos removal. Armco’s manager has over 15 years industry experience and can ensure your company receives the asbestos services needed to operate with the asbestos law. Please navigate this site for information on our training courses and contact the office on 0161 763 3727 for further information on all the services we provide.