The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 requires every non-domestic property built before 1999 to have an Asbestos Management Plan. This document is intended to explain and guide how the person responsible for the building (the Duty Holder) intends to manage any asbestos present and prevent people from being exposed to asbestos.
If no asbestos has been found, the plan will include survey reports demonstrating this. However, there may still be asbestos within the building that has not been identified.
Unfortunately, the asbestos management plan is not a one-off job. It will need to be kept up-to-date for as long as you have asbestos-containing materials or the potential for them in your buildings.
This is where we step in at Environmental Inspection, we can help you create asbestos management plans that meet the needs of your site.
Components of an Asbestos Management Plan
An Asbestos Management Plan is a comprehensive roadmap that outlines the strategies, procedures, and responsibilities required to effectively manage asbestos-containing materials within your premises. Our expert consultants will guide you through the creation of a robust plan that ensures compliance with regulations while prioritising the safety of occupants and visitors.
The Asbestos Management Plan should be a simple, understandable document that addresses:
- Who is responsible for managing asbestos?
- Asbestos policy, signed by the Managing Director.
- Asbestos management survey documents for the building or site.
- Asbestos refurbishment/demolition surveys for the building and/or site.
- The asbestos register of all asbestos items identified in all reports for the building or site.
- Asbestos action plans for all asbestos items identified in all reports for the building or site.
- Asbestos re-inspection documents for asbestos–containing materials.
- Any documentation for asbestos removal.
- All documentation for airborne fibre monitoring.
Information to assist the Duty Holder in managing the asbestos on his or her site proactively.
Why Choose Our Services
Partner with us for a comprehensive approach to asbestos management that prioritises safety, compliance, and tailored solutions. With our expert guidance, you can easily navigate the complexities of asbestos management. Contact us today to embark on a journey towards a safer and more compliant environment for all. Here’s why you should choose our services:
- Expertise and Experience: With a team of seasoned consultants, we bring a wealth of knowledge to every project. Our expertise ensures accurate assessments, strategic planning, and compliance with the latest regulations.
- Tailored Solutions: We understand that each situation is unique. Our approach involves crafting personalised strategies that fit your premises, requirements, and goals, ensuring practical and effective asbestos management.
- Compliance Assurance: Navigating asbestos regulations can be intricate. Our services assure you that your management plan, action steps, and documentation align with all necessary legal requirements.
Our meticulously structured plans and documentation ensure easy access to vital information when needed. You’ll have a comprehensive folder containing everything necessary to demonstrate your compliance efforts.
Asbestos Management Action Plans
Our specialised asbestos management action plans provide a clear and tailored roadmap for managing identified asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). With a focus on safety and compliance, these plans outline strategies for each ACM, including management or mitigation approaches based on its risk level and condition. We ensure proactive management that meets regulatory standards by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and scheduling re-inspections. Collaborating closely with your team, our consultants create dynamic plans that fulfil obligations and safeguard occupants and visitors, mitigating risks effectively. Choose Building and Infrastructure Environmental Consultants for expert guidance in developing practical and efficient Asbestos Action Plans that align with your unique needs and goals.
How to Manage Asbestos
Depending on the condition of the asbestos, you may need to manage asbestos short-term or longer-term. Short-term measures are required to make safe / protect the known asbestos item in the interim period, from identification until removal or remedial measures are undertaken. In these instances, leaving the asbestos in place and making safe has been deemed the safest option. This may include restricting access to the area until remedial works have been undertaken.
Managing High Risk Items
Management of high risk items in the asbestos management plan may require management measures such as restricting access, physical protection, and / or a re-inspection more frequently e.g. every 3 months – to verify that it is not deteriorating.
These re-inspections will assess the condition of the asbestos containing material and the level of risk and evaluate the environment in which the asbestos is situated.
Longer-term Asbestos Management Plans
For those with asbestos under containment, the plan will include re-inspection of known asbestos items at least annually and update to the asbestos register.
The aim is to identify any changes, such as degradation of the material around the asbestos, which may pose new risks.
Asbestos Priority Risk Assessment
Part of the management plan is a priority risk assessment. This involves inspection of known asbestos items and takes account of environment in which the item is located. It assesses the asbestos material algorithm – using factors including product, surface treatment, damage, and type, as well as building use, likelihood of disturbance, maintenance and exposure. This standard assessment will produce a risk score ranging from very low to high risk.
Asbestos Remedial Work
It’s not always necessary to remove asbestos. In some cases, it can be managed safely in situ. If the ACM is low-risk, or it can be isolated and kept safe from damage, then this could be the best option. This is only the case so long as deterioration or disturbance does not occur; hence the need for asbestos re-inspections.
Re-inspections are crucial to an asbestos management plan, especially for known asbestos or when deemed necessary. Annual re-inspections are recommended in the presence of asbestos, assessing material condition, damage, and seal degradation. Special focus is placed on areas where removal occurred, verified independently to ensure compliance. Our service also covers the addition of new Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) to the register due to property changes or newfound accessibility. Explore our asbestos re-inspection services for comprehensive support.
Your Path to a Safer Environment
When it comes to asbestos management action plans, Environmental Inspection is your dedicated partner. Our proven expertise, tailored strategies, and unwavering commitment to safety and compliance set us apart. Safeguard your premises and occupants with our comprehensive solutions. Contact us today to embark on a journey towards a safer environment.
Asbestos Management Plan FAQs
The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 requires an Asbestos Management Plan for non-domestic properties built before 1999. It outlines strategies to manage asbestos and prevent exposure, ensuring the safety of occupants.
Even if no asbestos is detected, your plan will include survey reports confirming this. It’s important to remember that unidentified asbestos could still be present, as highlighted in asbestos refurbishment or demolition surveys.
If changes lead to the discovery of new Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs), they should be added to the asbestos register. This often occurs during refurbishment or demolition surveys.
Ultimately, you will be left with a folder containing everything you need to demonstrate your compliance.