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UKNAR Webinar - Duty to Manage: Closing the Gaps in Asbestos Management

Many organisations believe they are doing all they can to fulfil their duty to manage asbestos responsibilities effectively. They may have conducted the relevant surveys to initially identify the type and location of any asbestos present in their buildings, re-inspections are being conducted regularly to monitor the condition of the asbestos; they may even have a detailed asbestos management plan in place. Yet many organisations still have significant gaps in their asbestos management procedures – hence the HSE's current Asbestos Your Duty campaign, launched to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the legal duty to manage asbestos in buildings.

One of the main problems organisations face, is implementing their asbestos management plan effectively. Quality and consistency of the asbestos information available and its accessibility and communication are often the key issues.

Each year there are thousands of often unreported accidental disturbances of asbestos containing materials by contractors, carrying out minor works.

Contractors often enter buildings unsupervised. They need to know where the asbestos is located so they can undertake works safely without the risk of disturbing any fibres. Unfortunately, all too often contractors never get to see the asbestos register giving them the information they need before they start work, or if they do it's in a format that's not easily understandable Sadly, as a consequence, 20 tradespeople die every week in the UK from asbestos related diseases caused by exposure to asbestos fibres in the workplace - in 94% of cases these deaths could easily have been prevented.

Find out how to close the gaps in your asbestos management procedures.

UKNAR would love you to join them to hear Andrew Paten and Andy Brown Co- Founders of UKNAR CIC speak about Asbestos Management Plans, what’s required to make sure they are successfully implemented and what can be done to minimise the gaps in your asbestos management procedures.

Andy Brown will also demonstrate how UKNAR’s recently updated asbestos management system can help dutyholders improve their overall asbestos management procedures. Recent feedback has shown that UKNAR’s Asbestos SMART system has impressed HSE inspectors in some of their recent school inspections.

Andy will be showing how Asbestos SMART can work alongside your existing asbestos consultancies and IT systems making it easier to implement your asbestos management plan and manage asbestos safely across your portfolio; for visiting contractors, on site management and offsite dutyholders.


UKATA approved training providers deliver Duty to Manage Asbestos and Duty to Manage Asbestos - Appointed Person courses nationwide.

Duty to Manage Asbestos training will give a basic understanding of the legislative requirements of CAR 2012 with particular reference to the Duty holder and who that could be, the surveys available, what to expect in a survey and the asbestos management plan and its use and requirement.

Whereas Duty to Manage Asbestos - Appointed Person training will give you the theoretical and practical skills to undertake the management of asbestos-containing materials within the buildings that you are responsible for as defined in CAR 2012.

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Published on Friday 16th February 2024

Date: Thursday 29th February 2024

Time: 10:00am until 10:45am

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