Asbestos Update on Regulations, Risks, Management and Obligations

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1 Asbestos Update on Regulations, Risks, Management and Obligations Steve Shutler BSc(Hons), CMCIEH, CMIOSH, CoC (Asbestos) SB Asbestos Management Ltd

2 5 Reasons to take asbestos seriously CAR 2012 Legislation Management and Risk Assessment

3 Reason 1 Prevention of disease Source: HSE Annual Statistics Report 2010 / 2011

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7 Reason 2 Prosecution & Fines

8 Reason 3 Property and business values

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10 Reason 4 Civil Action

11 Reason 5 - Reputation

12 How Big is the Problem? Asbestos was used in construction until year 2000 There are million workplace buildings in the UK that contain asbestos materials

13 White Blue Brown

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16 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

17 Old UK Licensing Regime Licensed Work high risk work Un Licensed Work bonded materials & short and strictly controlled work methods on high risk ACMs

18 non friable without deterioration of a non degraded material.. NNLW

19 Definitions (R2) Asbestos Coating surface coating, contains asbestos for fire protection, heat insulation, sound insulation but NOT textured coating Asbestos Insulation asbestos thermal, acoustic or other insulation purposes inc fire protection except AC, AIB, bitumen...

20 Definitions (R2) Asbestos Insulating Board Flat tile, building board mixture of asbestos and other material except...ac, Bitumen... Asbestos Cement material predominantly cement and chrysotile < 30% water

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25 Fibre Levels Short Term Exposure 0.6 f/ml over 10 minutes Control Limit 0.1 f/ml over 4 hours

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28 Definitions (R2) Licensable Work with Asbestos... Is work Not sporadic and low intensity Can not demonstrate < control limit On an asbestos coating On AIB or Insulation Not SLI & > CL & Not short duration maintenance

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32 Is it NOTIFIABLE Non Licensed Work? NNLW

33 NNLW - Factors 1 Type of Work Maintenance, Removal, Encapsulation 2 Material Type 3 Condition Friable, Bonded (relevant to Removal Only) Prior Damage, Destroyed When Worked Upon

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37 NNLW Examples assuming in all cases exposure is sporadic and of low intensity and will not exceed the control limit minor, short duration, maintenance work involving asbestos insulation, e.g. repairing minor damage to a small section of pipe insulation where the exterior coating has been broken or damaged

38 NNLW Examples assuming in all cases exposure is sporadic and of low intensity and will not exceed the control limit minor removal work involving AIB, when short duration and as part of a refurbishment project, e.g. removing AIB panels fixed with screws following water damage

39 NNLW Examples assuming in all cases exposure is sporadic and of low intensity and will not exceed the control limit removal of asbestos cement (AC) which is substantially degraded e.g. badly fire-damaged or delaminated material, or where substantial breakage is unavoidable to achieve removal

40 NNLW Examples assuming in all cases exposure is sporadic and of low intensity and will not exceed the control limit removal work involving textured decorative coatings where the method of removal requires deterioration of the material, or where it is very badly flooddamaged

41 Not NNLW assuming in all cases exposure is sporadic and of low intensity and will not exceed the control limit removal of AC, which is kept virtually intact

42 Not NNLW assuming in all cases exposure is sporadic and of low intensity and will not exceed the control limit removal of floor tiles or bitumen felt

43 NOTIFIABLE Non Licensed Work NNLW Notify jobs Medical examinations for workers (April 2015 then every 3 yrs) Maintain worker health records

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48 Asbestos Management H&SaW Act 1974 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and Approved Codes of Practice HSE Guidance Notes - HSG

49 Regulation 4- Summary (a) Reasonable steps to find ACMs and check condition (b) Presume materials contain asbestos unless strong evidence to suppose they do not (c) Make a written record of locations and keep record up to date (d) Assess risk of anyone being exposed (e) Prepare a plan to manage the risk

50 The Duty Holder Reg 4(1) (a) Contractually responsible for maintenance or repair (b) Control of the premises or means of access / egress

51 Asbestos Risk Assessment

52 Assessment Material assessment - Ability to release airborne fibres Priority assessment - Human risk factors - detailed employer/premises manager input.

53 Material Assessment Product type Extent of damage or deterioration Surface treatment (if any) Asbestos type

54 Priority Assessment Normal occupant activity Likelihood of disturbance (location: accessibility: extent/amount) Human exposure potential (number of occupants: frequency of use: average time area in use) Maintenance activity (type of maintenance: frequency)

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59 Location Product Type Extent M² Accessibility Extent of Damage Surface Treatment Asbestos Type Sampled/ Presumed/ Strongly Presumed Sample no. Material Assessment Score Priority Assessment Score Total Risk Score Unit 6 (MDL Workshop) all electrical switchgear, woven flash guards Woven Asbestos <10 Difficult Good Sealed Chrysotile SP SP Unit 3 (Chandlery), exterior gable end above front entrance, corrugated cement sheets AC 50+ Difficult Good Sealed Chrysotile S 1577/ Unit 4 (Hayling sea school), exterior gable end, corrugated cement sheets AC 50+ Difficult Good Sealed Chrysotile SP SP Units 14, 13 and 10, exterior roof, cement sheets AC 50+ Difficult Low Unsealed Chrysotile S 1577/ Unit 10 (H.G.F.R), workshop roof, roof and gable ends, cement sheets AC 50+ Difficult Low Unsealed Chrysotile S 1577/ Unit 9 (The Contemporary home), warehouse, roof and wall, corrugated cement sheets AC 50+ Difficult Low Unsealed Chrysotile SP SP Unit 16A (ex Piranha ribs), main office floor, floor tiles Asbestos Thermoplastic Floor Tile 50+ Difficult Good Composite Chrysotile S 1577/

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61 Management Plan Details Asbestos materials record system Priority assessment methodology Rationale for management options ACM condition monitoring arrangements Training arrangements for employees and contractors Mechanism to pass information on asbestos to contractors and others Employees and their responsibilities Authorisations to amend the plan Monitoring and review procedures Timetables for each area above

62 Before You Go

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