In accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, A&D Door Systems Ltd will ensure that an Asbestos Management Plan is development and maintained for its premises, the plan will be updated on a regular basis the contents provided to any person who may be required to undertake intrusive works on the premises. Exposure to Asbestos represents one of the greatest health risks to face today’s construction workers. This is primarily due to the widespread use of the material during the construction and refurbishment of buildings during the 1940-80’s, though asbestos was also used both before and after these dates.
Asbestos may be present in a wide variety of products including: ceiling/wall boards; suspended ceiling tiles; floor tiles; soffit boards; roof panels; fire insulation; pipe lagging; boiler lagging; bitumen adhesives; door panels etc. If any worker suspects that a material he is working on or is about to work on may contain asbestos, then he should stop work immediately and inform his supervisor so that further investigations may be carried out.
All work involving asbestos is covered by the Control of Asbestos Regulations and work involving asbestos should only be carried out by persons who have received the proper training and who have the necessary protective equipment and respirators. Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, all persons involved with building; construction; installation of services and pipework etc; maintenance; refurbishment; repair of existing structure where asbestos may be present, must be provided with compulsory Asbestos Awareness Training. Before starting work on any site, the asbestos management plan/asbestos register must be reviewed (where applicable) to determine if any known asbestos is present within the working area.