Asbestos (ACM) Product Chart
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The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 came into force on 21st May 2004. The main thrust of the regulations is to protect all who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, including those in the building and allied trades.
Regulation 4 requires Duty Holders to:
- identify any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
in the premises, the amount and condition of ACMs
- presume that materials
unless there is strong evidence that they do not;
- keep up to date records of the location and condition of the ACMs
or presumed ACMs
and assess the risk
from the ACMs
or presumed ACMs;
- prepare a detailed plan of how the risk of the ACMs
or presumed ACMs
is to be managed and take the requisite steps to implement the management plan
- periodically review and monitor the management plan
and the steps targeted at implementing the plan;
- provide information on the location and condition of the material
to anyone likely to work on or disturb the ACMs
or presumed ACMs.
If you own, occupy, manage or have responsibilities for non-domestic premises you will have either a legal duty to manage the risk from this material, or a duty to co-operate with whoever manages these risks. In practical terms this means that any non-domestic building must be surveyed/inspected.
The ACM Chart provides a simple reference to products containing asbestos, describing their use and the fibre content for each. It will help to identify ACMs in the premises.
Asbestos, however, has been used in many other materials. If in doubt, and unless you have strong evidence to the contrary, you should presume that the material contains asbestos.
Some material clearly does not contain asbestos - glass, solid wooden doors, floorboards, bricks and stone.
This Asbestos (ACM) Product Chart template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.