Asbestos Management Plan & Policy

‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ states that all duty holders with known or presumed asbestos within their premises must have an effective written asbestos management plan in place. Functio Asbestos can support you in providing a robust Asbestos Management Plan & Policy.

 What is an Asbestos Management Plan?

The Asbestos Management Plan identifies the risks posed by the asbestos present in your property and sets out procedures to control them. It is a regulatory requirement that uses the data accumulated from asbestos information to manage asbestos risk.

An asbestos management plan will typically include:

  • Policies and procedures for emergencies, refurbishments, day-to-day operations and for less usual work or tasks
  • Key asbestos information‚ usually from an asbestos survey
  • Risk assessments of each occurrence of asbestos
  • Action plan
  • Monitoring & re-inspection regimes
  • Training requirements
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Dissemination of information
  • Duties of the Asbestos Coordinator

As a minimum, the arrangements within the plan should be reviewed every six months in accordance with the HSC (Health and Safety Council) ‘Approved Code of Practice’.

What is an Asbestos Policy?

An Asbestos Policy acknowledges your responsibilities and states the framework through which you manage asbestos.

An effective policy should include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Policy statement
  • Compliance strategy
  • Asbestos records
  • Personnel responsible for asbestos management

The key stages in establishing and maintaining your asbestos management plan & policy are:

  • Consultation: to assess your requirements and study of existing data and arrangements
  • Preparation of asbestos management plan & policy
  • Reviewing plan with you to discuss its impact and to ensure recommendations meet with your needs
  • Meeting with you to explain the details of the management plan and its implementation
  • Six-monthly review of management plan‚ a service we can offer you or you can conduct in-house

How we can help you

Functio Asbetsos work with you to develop plans specific to your needs. We will contact you to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your requirements for asbestos management, your responsibilities and any existing arrangements in place.

If you are unsure of where your company stands regarding compliance, you can opt for a desktop study that will clearly identify any gaps, if they exist, and offer a step-by-step guide to compliance.

With a comprehensive understanding of your needs, we will produce a tailored Asbestos Management Plan & Policy that will help you to manage the asbestos within your premises compliantly, proportionately to the risk and in accordance with current regulations.

In addition, we offer an implementation meeting to aid the initial setup of the processes involved in the management of asbestos materials. We also offer reviews of your management plan on a six-monthly basis to ensure your on-going compliance with legislation.

We have successfully developed and implemented Asbestos Management Plans & Policies across a wide range of clients in the following sectors: –

◎ Retail
◎ Education – Universities and Schools
◎ Government Departments
◎ Local Authorities
◎ Construction and Facilities Management Businesses
◎ Multi-Faceted Companies
◎ Industrial and Production Companies

Looking for an Asbestos Management plan then please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your requirements