Asbestos Compliance

Are you compliant with the CDM regulations?

Are you compliant with the CDM Regulations?

Our specialist surveyors will ensure you are fully HSE compliant and meet your duty of care in assessing risk from asbestos, to ensure safe working conditions for all contractors and help keep your project on schedule. The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations are designed to protect you and your employees to ensure that you meet your duty of care in assessing risk in managing Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). However, the new regulations ‘carry real teeth’ and failure to comply can have serious consequences, potentially leading to criminal prosecutions.

Asbestos is an extremely emotive and dangerous carcinogen. Around 3,000 products used to be manufactured containing asbestos fibres and it was only finally banned in 1999. Exposure to asbestos currently causes over 5,000 deaths every year in Scotland, England and Wales alone. Projected fatalities are set to peak in 2020, as a result of lack of awareness and lack of protection against its deadly effects. After the nuclear industry, it is the second-most regulated industry in the UK and with very good reason…asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths.

It is not just asbestos risk we can remove….by engaging our project management services you can also tick one of your compliance obligations off the list – as ABS will ensure that your duties insofar as management and control of asbestos risk are carried out effectively for you.

Just ask ABS if you are in any doubt how to ensure safety and HSE compliance. CONTACT US if you are looking for more guidance or to arrange a survey.

Principle Guidance

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