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Our UKAS ISO 17025 accredited hazardous materials laboratory operates under the legal entity Lucion Services. Lucion Services is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2569 in relation to asbestos.

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Asbestos Risk Assessment FAQ

A risk assessment should be reviewed regularly, especially when there are changes in the workplace environment or situation. This ensures that the assessment remains current and effective in identifying and managing asbestos-related risks. Regular reviews contribute to ongoing safety and compliance efforts. 

Conducting Asbestos-specific Risk Assessments, implementing your risk aversion measures and reviewing their effectiveness on-site can be a time-consuming process for you as the Duty Holder 

To ensure your team and contractors are protected from potential risks of asbestos exposures, procuring an external Asbestos Risk Assessment Consultant can save you both time and money. By building the correct health and safe systems of work (SSOW), ensuring your documentation is correct, and implementing effective control measures, accidental asbestos exposures and unnecessary risks can be avoided. 

Your Asbestos Risk Assessment should cover these five steps as outlined by the HSE: 

  1. Identify the hazards and risks 
  1. Decide who might be harmed and how (your employees, your contractors, members of the public) 
  1. Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions (using qualitative or quantitative measures to identify the level of risk and the likelihood that someone will be harmed by the risk) 
  1. Record your significant findings 
  1. Review your risk assessment whenever changes to the situation or workplace environment occur and update the recorded risk levels where required 

An Asbestos Risk Assessment plays a crucial role in promoting workplace safety by identifying potential asbestos hazards, assessing their risks, and recommending effective control measures. This proactive approach helps prevent accidental exposures, ensuring the well-being of employees, contractors, and the public. 

The responsibility typically falls on the duty holder, who must manage asbestos risks in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012. While duty holders may conduct assessments themselves, many choose to engage external consultants for impartial, expert evaluations. 

An Asbestos Risk Assessment is a thorough examination of potential hazards associated with asbestos in a specific environment. It helps identify risks, evaluate their severity, and implement measures to minimise or eliminate them. This process is essential to protect individuals from asbestos exposure and ensure compliance with safety regulations. 

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