The aim of these guidelines is to provide a broad spectrum of guidance aimed at the prevention of occupational illness from exposure to respirable asbestos fibres. These guidelines provide practical advice to employers and those in control of workplaces on the necessary precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres or, where this is not reasonably practicable, to reduce exposure to asbestis fibres.
These Guidelines are relevant to a wide range of people/dutyholders, including:
• Employers, including landlords, in charge of a place of work,
• Clients, as defined under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, procuring work in relation to asbestos,
• Designers, including architects and engineers,
• Project supervisors, including the Project Supervisor for Design Process and (PSPD) and Project Supervisor for Construction Stage (PSCS),
• Asbestos surveyors, analysts and consultants,
• Asbestos removal contractors and their employees,
• Construction and demolition contractors,
• Allied tradespeople, e.g. plumbers, electricians, mechanics, telecommunications engineers etc.,
• Maintenance operatives,
• Hazardous waste contractors,
• Those who engage in asbestos removal in domestic dwellings, and
• Any other person who could be exposed to asbestos fibres.
Each category of population mentioned above may be exposed to asbestos fibres in the course of their work, or may require others to undertake work where there is a risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.
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