Asbestos management checklist for schools

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Asbestos management checklist for schools

Asbestos management checklist for schools

Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in Great Britain from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes, typically fireproofing and insulation.

Any building built before 2000 can contain asbestos. When asbestos fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious diseases. To ensure that risks from asbestos in buildings are managed, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 place duties on those responsible for the maintenance or repair of work premises.

Those responsible for maintenance and repair 'dutyholders' are responsible for protecting others, who work or use the premises, from exposure to asbestos. In some schools, the responsibility for maintenance or repair is shared, for example between a local authority as employer and the school. In other schools, the responsibility may fall solely to a governing body as employer. All dutyholders must ensure that any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are managed properly.

If your school contains ACMs, this checklist can help you. The checklist has been designed to assist the school management team to review asbestos management arrangements. It takes you through questions to help you check whether suitable precautions are in place and you can record any further action needed.

Download the checklist: HERE

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