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Title: Welcome to Asbestos Awareness


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Welcome to Asbestos Awareness
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Aim
  • Raise the awareness of everyone to the new duty
    to manage asbestos in buildings
  • Enable staff to deal with general enquiries
    involving asbestos issues

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Whats Asbestos all about?
  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous
    mineral, looks a bit like rockwool or fibreglass
    in its raw state
  • It was already in use by the Egyptians around
    2000BC, woven into cloth and used as a burial
    shroud.
  • The Romans used it and the Fins made cooking pots
    from it in the first millenium.
  • In the latter part of the Industrial revolution
    its use became common in industry.
  • New uses evolved particularly in building
    products where its range of properties were
    exploited to the full

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What was so good about it?
  • Heat resistant, doesnt start to degrade until
    about 900 deg C
  • Doesn't burn
  • Resistant to acids corrosion
  • Can be woven into a strong cloth
  • Can be used as a reinforcement similar to fibre
    glass
  • Cheap easy to use

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So, whats the problem
  • The wonderful properties that make it useful has
    a big downside if it gets into the lungs.
  • The tiny fibres are sharp and strong.
  • Breath in the fibres and they get stuck in the
    lung, in fact every time you take a breath they
    get drawn deeper.

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Remember its properties
  • Resistant to acid and corrosion
  • Strong
  • Well, this means that the fibres stay in the
    lungs and cant be broken down by the body
  • They are also sharp and can penetrate lung
    tissue.
  • Thats where cancers can start

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Asbestos related diseases
  • The inhalation of asbestos fibres has been shown
    to be the cause of three types of diseases.
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos Cancers
  • Mesothelioma

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How big is the problem?
  • Around 3000 people will die from Asbestos related
    diseases
  • By 2020 that may rise to 10,000 per year
  • Nothing can be done for these people, these
    diseases are not treatable.
  • Can take 550 years to show
  • Horrible death

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Why dont they do something?
  • Most intensive use from 1955 to 1970
  • Which meant that the significant effects only
    began to show in 1980s
  • Legislation was geared to protecting workers in
    manufacture and removal of asbestos

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Jigsaw Puzzle
  • But the numbers kept rising when the should have
    started to fall
  • From a study in 1995 it was clear that 25 of
    people dying had previously worked in the
    construction industry

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Then
  • 1998 The Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations were
    expanded to include any work done on asbestos
    board to be carried out by licensed contractors
  • In 1998 Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations
    was amended
  • In 1999 use of all asbestos in manufacture was
    banned

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The Heritage
  • It is almost impossible to destroy it
  • Thousands of tonnes were used each year in
    buildings
  • Usage peaked 19501970
  • Estimated 2 4 Million of tonnes are still left
    in buildings

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Ouch!
  • Workers, employers, building owners and operators
    were often completely unaware that asbestos
    containing materials were present
  • That largest single group at risk?
  • 1.4 million workers in the construction industry

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Just who is at risk?
  • Anybody that disturbs ACM sufficiently to put
    dust in the air!
  • Demolition Workers
  • Building Maintenance Workers
  • Gas fitters
  • Joiners
  • Electricians
  • Heating and ventilating engineers
  • Plumbers

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The Dilemma
  • Huge quantity of asbestos in buildings
  • To remove it all would cost billions
  • If removed what can be done with all waste
  • Increased risk to all the removers, people
    around, transport, waste dumps etc

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The Good News
  • 2002 Asbestos at Work Regulations amended further
    and now include
  • Specific Duty, To Manage Asbestos in Buildings
  • Duty holder is principally the occupier
  • Mostly the employer

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What the new Duty means
  • We have to find out where all asbestos
  • Risk assess
  • Decide whether to remove, encapsulate it, or
    leave as is
  • Keep register of all asbestos
  • Monitor its condition
  • Provide information on the location and condition
    of the materials to anyone who is liable to work
    on or disturb them

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This doesnt happen here?
  • A few examples of possible ACM

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Belgian Board containing Blue Asbestos Oh by the
way, its water resistant too !
Belgian Board containing Blue Asbestos Oh by the
way, its water resistant too !
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Asbestos mill board used as a ceiling board for
fire resistance, plumber didnt recognise it when
he fixed the leak
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Acoustic tiles often contained 15 Asbestos
fibres as reinforcement
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Next steps
  • By end of February 05 all data into database
  • By end March 05 all data transferred to our
    Repairs Management System
  • Asbestos information will automatically be
    included on every job ticket to help keep our
    partners safe

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To meet our duties
  • Carry on collecting data on our stock
  • Tell anyone that works on our properties where
    there is any asbestos in that property
  • Make regular inspections of asbestos that is
    being managed

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We ask you
  • If you suspect that the information on the job
    ticket is wrong tell us immediately
  • If you suspect asbestos, stop work immediately
    and tell us
  • If you suspect asbestos that does not affect the
    job in hand, tell us as soon as possible

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Remember
  • If you work on ACMs you may put your health in
    danger
  • You are not insured to knowingly work on ACMs

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What happens when ACMs are suspected
  • Report to
  • Independent surveyor takes samples and advises
    action
  • Remove, encapsulate or manage
  • Leave it to the experts

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Remember
  • Its not a contagious disease
  • Its perfectly safe unless it is disturbed and
    dust gets into the air
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