Key points for licensed work on asbestos
- When the work needs a licence, the contractor has an HSE licence.
- A clear method statement that complies with the law is being followed.
- The clean-up method and tests are described.
- Other documents are available, such as the risk assessment, the licence, true training and medical certificates, test certificates, sampling results, waste disposal documents.
- HSE notified (at least 14 working days) before the job is due to start.
- The 'Certificate of Reoccupation' issued by an accredited organisation.
- Supervision is effective.
- Enclosure, airlock and (for a larger job) a bag-lock - all in good condition.
- A negative pressure unit inside the enclosure, away from the airlock.
- Wetting only begins after the enclosure is complete.
Hygiene facility - decontamination unit
- Set up properly before work begins, and clean of asbestos.
- Stored and transported correctly to a closed skip.
- No signs of asbestos on transit routes.
Personal protective equipment
- The correct type of respirators are used, tested and cleaned properly by trained workers.
Surveying, sampling and analysis
- The surveyor, clearance analyst or laboratory are independent of the asbestos contractor.
- These specialists are members of a professional organisation.