Asbestos containing materials (ACM's) within buildings remain a major hazard to health and safety within the construction industry. Although now banned within the UK, their use was phased out very gradually. As a result ACM's may still be present within buildings constructed or refurbished as recently as 2000.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 along with The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, place strict responsibilities on employers who have control over a workplace, to ensure the safety and welfare of their employees and other persons accessing the premises. They place upon them a duty to manage any Asbestos which may be present and to control exposure to Asbestos. These are legal requirements and failure to fulfil these duties adequately can ultimately result in prosecution.
JMLA are able to advise and assist in relation to the identification, management and control of ACM's within buildings.
Phil Miers is an associate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and is also an incorporated member of the Association for Project Safety (APS) which is the UK's foremost professional body involved in the management of health & safety in construction. If you have any queries or require our services please get in contact with us through email.