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May 08, 2019

Control measure - Safe method of work: Asbestos


March 31, 2018

Control measure - Safe method of work: Asbestos

Tactical Action added as agreed at NIF meeting on 21-Feb-18


February 26, 2018

Tactical Action - Comply with the conditions detailed in the Exemption Certificate from CAR 12 Asbestos Licensing and Notification Requirements

Strategic Action - Comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012/Control of Asbestos (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2012

Tactical Action - Avoid committing responders into areas that may lead to contamination with asbestos if possible

Strategic Action - Ensure operational policy reflects all aspects of the agreed method of work

Tactical Action - Avoid disturbing or releasing asbestos materials wherever possible

Tactical Action - Follow the three-step asbestos hazard identification process

Tactical Action - If entering the hazard area follow HSE agreed method of working with asbestos-containing materials

Tactical Action - Ensure a suitable method of work has been agreed with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prior ...

Control measure - Safe method of work: Asbestos

New guidance approved for publication December 2017 NIF

Strategic Action - Provide arrangements for medical surveillance of personnel following incidents involving asbestos (by an appointed doctor), where appropriate

Strategic Action - Provide procedures and support arrangements for identifying asbestos-containing materials

Tactical Action - Identify the presence of asbestos-containing materials and assess the level of risk (High or Lower Hazard)