Management Plan

If you have identified Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in your premises, a Management Plan (following the creation of the Asbestos Register) is required.

Your Management Plan is a live document and the information feeding it can come from Asbestos surveys, but also from sampling visits, management re-inspections, monthly risk assessments or damage reports, to name a few. It consistently establishes if any remediation work is necessary and what your priorities are.

Prioritising the risks

This involves us discussing and establishing a priority list with you and once defined, we create your management plan. 

Bear in mind that the Survey may identify a high risk material, but with your knowledge of the premises, you may decide that you can restrict access to the area until remediation work can be carried out.  You may decide that other items pose a higher risk - possibly due to their location - so it is essential we work together in planning any works.

Discussion will also aid planning any remediation work that may be required, ensuring that it is as cost effective as possible.

What's included in the Management Plan?

The Management Plan is a live document and details what has been carried out and what is still required.  This can simply be ongoing monitoring of the condition of the ACMs, including information regarding actions that have been taken to date.  

Our team will create a simple to use Management Plan that confirms your priorities and advises you on how to keep it maintained. If there are any changes, the risk assessment would be updated and we then re-evaluate your options.

Low risk assessment scores

For products that return a low risk assessment score, we can provide training to enable the ongoing management to be carried out in-house.  Alternatively, we can carry out a cradle to grave service which would include the required periodic inspections, ongoing risk and priorities assessment, remediation planning and subsequent updating of your Management Plan.

Where remediation work is needed

Ideally, any works involved in managing the asbestos, be it removal, enclosure or encapsulation, should be carried out prior to any other contractors arriving on site.  This enables your Management Plan to be as current and accurate as possible, when it is supplied to other contractors.  It will ensure that all follow-on works can be carried out with the full understanding of any ACMs left on site.

If removal is required, we will discuss with you timeframes, taking into account whether the product needs notifying to the H.S.E. (for those that are, this takes 14 days).

Note that we would not usually recommend removal of ACMs that are in good condition, as they are safer managed on site. However, this may not be possible if the risk assessment strongly recommends removal i.e they are obviously breaking down and causing a hazard.

*  Additional and completely independent information about this regulation is available on the Health & Safety Executive web site. Alternatively, click here for the HSE Step by Step Guide.

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