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.
The asbestos management plan identifies the risks posed by the asbestos which is present in your property and sets out procedures to control them. It is a regulatory requirement that uses the data amassed from asbestos survey/s to manage asbestos risk.
An asbestos management plan will usually include the following:
- Procedures and Policies for day to day operations i.e. maintenance, emergencies and refurbishments.
- Key asbestos information‚ obtained from the asbestos survey.
- Action plan.
- Instructions that any work on the fabric of the building cannot start without the relevant parts of the record/register being checked.
- Monitoring & re-inspection regimes.
- Training requirements for staff (where required) and maintenance operatives.
- Roles & responsibilities set out within your company framework.
- Duties of the Responsible Person for the asbestos.
As a minimum, the arrangements within the management plan should be reviewed every six months in accordance with the HSC (Health and Safety Council) Approved Code of Practice.