Coronavirus – Future Impact on Asbestos Management

As well as serious implications for people’s health and the healthcare services, coronavirus (Covid-19) will have a significant impact on businesses and the economy.   The primary focus, as we write this article is following the governments advice to limit the effect of the virus by ‘Staying at home, protecting the NHS to save lives’, […]

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Tendering Asbestos Survey Works

The tendering of asbestos works is common practice, especially within the public sector. However, having read through various tender documents recently there are often significant failings in the process, that contravenes current asbestos legislation/guidance. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on asbestos surveys and the associated guidance document ‘Asbestos: The Survey Guide […]

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What goes in to producing an asbestos survey report?

In this article we will explain what work goes into, or should go into planning, carrying out and producing an asbestos survey report. Hopefully, this will provide a greater understanding of the requirements, how the client/dutyholder can assist in the process and consideration for realistic timescales. Stage 1 – Plan If you get this stage […]

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Time Pressures + Asbestos = Problems

The Asbestos industry is highly regulated with legislation and guidance documents on how the various activities should be conducted. However, time pressures are an ever-increasing issue in a world that demands everything to be quicker and cheaper, but at what cost. We will first look at a few examples of where legislation and guidance dictate […]

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Asbestos Management – 6 Steps to Compliance

Most people feel that once they have an asbestos survey their responsibility has ended, box ticked. However, there is more to fully comply with the Asbestos Regulations, but this does not need to be a daunting prospect (or expensive). We will walk you through the key steps to achieve compliance and some of the options […]

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Asbestos Removal (Well the Easy Bits)

Asbestos Removal is the biggest area of the asbestos industry and has been around the longest. Standards have improved, overall, in recent years, but you can still fall foul of bad practice if certain factors are not considered or documented. The most important factor is understanding and documenting the Scope of Works. [* See our […]

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Asbestos Survey, Survey, Survey……??

You can’t deny that Asbestos surveys are a fundamental part of complying with the Asbestos Regulations, but Regulation 4 is the ‘Duty to Manage’ not the ‘Duty to Survey’. We will run through a few scenarios that we have experienced over the years. Targeted Surveys – Targeted surveys are useful when you are looking to […]

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How Intrusive should an Asbestos Refurbishment Survey be?

The simple answer is as intrusive as is required to cover any areas where building materials could be disturbed as part of the refurbishment works. The difficult question is how will you ensure that the surveyor has the correct level of access? One important factor is the Scope of Works. How do you expect a […]

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Asbestos – The Importance of a Scope of Works

One of the most important factors to get right when it comes to Asbestos Management is a detailed and appropriate Scope of Works. By definition, the Scope of Works is the area in an agreement where the work to be completed is described. The Scope of Works should detail any key milestones/timescales, reports including expected […]

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