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We would like to invite you to join us at one of our upcoming live events.

For more information and to register please see our events schedule below.


 

 

Thursday 2nd December - 10.00 am - 10.45 am

Contractor management: Using today's smart tech to help prevent asbestos disturbances and exposures in your properties.

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Dutyholders, responsible for asbestos management in their properties, are now facing a new set of challenges. Over the last year a significant number of properties have become empty, but they still need regular maintenance works to make sure their condition doesn’t deteriorate.   

Regrettably visiting contractors often present the greatest asbestos risk. Yet, IOSH surveys reveal that only 1 in 3 contractors have ever seen an Asbestos Register and truly know exactly where asbestos is located before carrying out work. This is particularly worrying given even the smallest maintenance job could dislodge asbestos whilst carrying out building modifications and repairs. Unfortunately managing maintenance contractors’ activities in voids and unmanned sites can be notoriously difficult.

  • How certain are you that contractors are not disturbing asbestos in your properties?
  • How do you make sure contractors have been given accessible information regarding the location of any asbestos in your buildings? Many haven’t seen an asbestos register - even though it’s a legal requirement.
  • What safeguards can you put in place to help make sure asbestos isn’t disturbed?
  • How do you obtain line-of-sight reporting across your portfolio?    

Join us to hear Andrew Paten, Co-Founder of UKNAR CIC speak about how property managers and other dutyholders can use today’s QR SMART technology to provide contractors with instant access to their asbestos registers; fulfilling their legal responsibilities and sharing vital information that will help minimise the risk of accidental asbestos disturbances and exposures. 

 

 

Tuesday 7th December - 9.30 am - 10.15 am

Understanding the DfE Guide: Managing Asbestos in Schools and Colleges - (How to be compliant with regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012)

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Due to the success of our last webinar and popular demand we are offering dutyholders, site managers and estates teams in schools and colleges another opportunity to join our live presentation.

The DfE’s guidance on the management of asbestos in schools and colleges outlines the dutyholder’s legal obligations and maps out the 5 steps that need to be taken to ensure asbestos is managed effectively. This includes the requirement to have an up to date asbestos management plan in place and emergency procedures to deal with accidental exposure.

Dutyholders can face prosecution by failing to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.  Our research with schools shows that whilst some are able to demonstrate compliance, for many others it can be a muddy area. Locating the asbestos register in the school office is often just the start of the issue.

Government guidance recommends 5 Steps that need to be taken to meet the core requirements for the day-to-day management of asbestos in schools and colleges.

  1. A management survey undertaken by appropriate professionals indicating the location and type of identified occurrences of asbestos should be recorded in an asbestos location register.
  2. An assessment of the risks posed by each identified occurrence of asbestos.
  3. A plan for actively managing and reviewing the risk from asbestos in your school or college – the asbestos management plan (AMP).
  4. Arrangements to ensure that all staff (teaching and non-teaching) are aware of asbestos documents and management plans and have appropriate training.
  5. Regular review of the AMP and asbestos location register including associated remedial actions.

Attend our webinar to hear Andy Brown, Co-Founder UKNAR CIC, speak in more detail about the guidance. Learn what’s actually required to make sure you are compliant with CAR 2012 and how you can better protect your staff, pupils and visiting contractors by reducing the risk of accidental asbestos disturbances and exposures.

 

 

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