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HSA issues asbestos-containing materials safety alert

 

A safety alert statement has been issued by the HSA on the management of asbestos-containing materials on demolition and refurbishment sites.

 

The statement indicates that recent engagement with a number of sites showed evidence of poor practices and a lack of understanding of the risk management required when handling asbestos-containing materials.

 

This evidence lead to prohibition notices, substantial clean-up costs and significant delays with projects are some of the enforcement actions noted by the Authority.

 

Duty holders, including clients, PSDP’s, PSDS’s and designers, must ensure that asbestos-containing materials are identified and dealt with and refurbishment demolition asbestos survey’s must be completed in advance of work commencing note the Authority.

 

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Source:

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Safety_Alerts/2018/Management_of_Asbestos_Containing_Materials_on_Demolition_and_Refurbishment_Sites/

 

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