This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Gaps in asbestos knowledge revealed

25 April 2012

Progress in raising awareness of asbestos management procedures has been made, according to the Great British Asbestos Survey, but it also shows there is still work needed to reduce risk of exposure

Results from the 2011 Great British Asbestos Survey carried our annually by the UKAS Accredited Asbestos Campaign, have been released and can be downloaded from
www.asbestosinspectionbodies.co.uk.
The Survey completed throughout 2011 by a wide range of professionals representing a range of business sizes and disciplines from across the UK, provides a comprehensive picture of the level of awareness of asbestos in buildings within the built environment industry.
The Survey shows that many commercial businesses have asbestos management procedures in place but there are some significant gaps. Among these are knowledge of responsibilities, and provision of information and training. This is demonstrated by the number of people that have confirmed that they have disturbed asbestos during their activities.
The survey revealed that while just 68% of respondents were aware of the duty to manage asbestos; some 25% had not received awareness training; about 35% of contractors visiting sites said they had disturbed asbestos during their works, with a further 26% not knowing whether they had or not.
About 25% asbestos surveys are not being completed in line with guidance and this can lead to poor surveys, a lack of comeback in terms of complaints procedures and insurance issues. Ultimately this could increase the risk of personnel being exposed to asbestos where not identified properly.
It is clear from the Survey that although some progress has been made in raising awareness of asbestos management procedures and getting personnel trained there is still a large amount of work that needs to be done to ensure people are not exposed to asbestos.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

http://www.fsifm.com
https://www.heatraesadia.com/products/drinking-water/wall-mounted-boiling-water


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Major role of outsourced services in saving Whaley Bridge homes

Last week saw prolonged national media coverage of the plight of residents of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, due to the Toddbrook Reservoir becoming unsafe....
Article image

Concerns raised over growth of facial recognition technology use

Data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said it is "deeply concerned" over the growing use of facial recognition...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Adhesive free, hassle free office installation using Forbo's Modul'up

Offering the unique ability to reduce downtime while providing cost and time savings, Forbo Flooring Systems’ innovative adhesive-free sheet vinyl collecti...
Article image

Create a new workspace with a free fit-out guide

A workspace interiors company has launched a free fit-out guide to help businesses reduce the time, money and stress of refurbishing or relocating their wo...
PFM