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  1. The Health & Safety at Work (etc) Act 1974 requires what?
    an employer to provide a safe workplace. TheAct provides such wide protection that it not only requires employers to have regard for thehealth and safety of people at work, but also requires them to conduct their undertaking in“such a way as to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, that persons not in hisemployment who may be affected thereby are not thereby exposed to risks to their health orsafety”
  2. The Health & Safety at Work (etc) Act 1974 also requires protection for
    contractors‟ workmen engagedalongside the employer‟s own workforce, but also for members of the public, i.e. those notengaged in the task in question, but endangered in some way by it‟s activities
  3. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006 require:
    employers to prevent the exposure of employees to asbestos. Ifthis is not reasonably practicable the law says their exposure must be controlled to the lowestpossible level.Before any work with asbestos is carried out the Regulations require employers to make anassessment of the likely exposure to asbestos dust.
  4. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006
    Before any work with asbestos is carried out the Regulations require employers to make an assessment of the likely exposure to asbestos dust.This assessment should include a description of:
    • The precautions which are to be taken to control dust release
    • And to protect workers, and others who may be affected by that work
    • Should be in written form
  5. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006
    The Regulations now include the protection of all people..
    who are liable to be exposed toasbestos whether through direct or incidental exposure.
  6. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006

    Regulation 11: every employer shall:
    PREVENT the exposure of his employees to asbestos so far as is reasonablypracticable;
  7. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006 Regulation 11: every employer shall:
    4 PREVENT the exposure of his employees to asbestos so far as is reasonablypracticable;

    Where it is not reasonably practicable to prevent such exposure
    REDUCE the exposure of his employees to the lowest level reasonablypracticable by measures other than the use of respiratory protective equipment,and

    ENSURE that the number of his employees who are exposed to asbestos is aslow as is reasonably practicable
  8. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006

    Regulation 16: every employer shall:

    PREVENT, or where this is not reasonably practicable:
    REDUCE to the lowest level reasonably practicable THE SPREAD OF ASBESTOS fromany place where work under his control is carried out. It is under this Regulation thatenclosures with negative pressure are required. The ultimate aim is to control the removaloperation and prevent the spread of asbestos. In containing the removal work, twoprincipal methods are used. Firstly, the whole building or room may be used as the actualcontainment structure, or secondly, the removal work can be contained within anenclosure. This is normally constructed of heavy-duty double –skinned polythene over atimber framework.

    Prior to commencement of work, enclosures should be inspected, smoke tested and anyleakage rectified. Adequate negative pressure equipment is required to create slightvacuum conditions within the tented areas.
  9. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006

    Regulation 17: Cleanliness of premises and plant

    Every employer who undertakes work which exposes or is liable to expose his employees toasbestos shall ensure that -
    (a) the premises, or those parts of the premises where that work is carriedout, and the plant used in connection with that work are kept in a clean state;and

    (b) where such work has been completed, the premises, or those parts of thepremises where the work was carried out, are thoroughly cleaned.
  10. The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006

    Regulation 17: Cleanliness of premises and plant
    When work with asbestos comes to an end, the work area should be thoroughly cleanedbefore being handed over for reoccupation or for demolition. All visible traces of asbestos dustand debris should be removed and a thorough visual inspection carried out. Where the work islicensable then the 4-stage clearance procedure (which includes air sampling) should becarried out and a certificate of reoccupation issued

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