Applicable to the management of all non-domestic buildings defining; statutory duties, requirements for asbestos company licencing and HSE notification, maintenance of health surveillance and competence (asbestos awareness training) for personnel at risk of exposure to asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within the workplace.
Persons responsible for managing a premises must identify (asbestos survey) and maintain records (asbestos register) of locations, types, amounts and condition of ACMs and assess/manage the risk of exposure to personnel.
In the majority of cases, removal/work with ACMs must be conducted by HSE licenced contractors.
Any non-licensed asbestos work permitted must be carried out by competent, trained individuals using appropriate safety control measures and must be notified to HSE prior to the work being commenced. Importation to the UK, supply and use of ACMs is prohibited."
There is a 'duty to manage' the asbestos on the premises, to protect anyone using or working in the premises from the risks to health that exposure to asbestos causes.
"The Executive may exempt any person or class of persons or any product containing asbestos or class of such products from all or any of the requirements or prohibitions imposed by regulations 4, 8, 12, 13, 21 and 22(5) and (7) and any such exemption may be granted subject to conditions and to a limit of time and may be varied or revoked by a further certificate in writing at any time."
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