We would not hesitate to recommend Rob and Clearwater Safety Solutions to anyone seeking clarity in a sea of contradictions which can be health and safety! Ann Guy, Ouse Valley Foods

Asbestos

Any building built before the late 1990’s may have asbestos in it unless it has had a full refurbishment since.  Basically if you are responsible for  the upkeep of a non-domestic premises, which includes the common parts of domestic premises, then you have a legal duty under Regulation 4  of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012  to identify the location and condition of any asbestos containing materials (ACM).

There are two types of Asbestos Survey – the Management Survey and the Demolition & Refurbishment Survey. Clearwater Safety Group can carry out a non-invasive Management Survey, and write the report detailing our findings of the location and condition of any ACM we see.

Training

We also run Asbestos Awareness training courses – they should be given to employees whose work “could foreseeably disturb the fabric of a building and expose them to asbestos or who supervise or influence the work.” (L143)

Those who may be exposed include:

  • construction workers;
  • general maintenance staff;
  • electricians;
  • plumbers;
  • gas fitters;
  • painters and decorators;
  • joiners;
  • shop fitters;
  • plasterers;
  • roofers;
  • heating and ventilation engineers;
  • telecommunication engineers;
  • computer and data installers;
  • fire and burglar alarm installers;
  • architects, building surveyors and other such professionals.