Legislation recognises the hazards that asbestos presents and aims to reduce the risks to the lowest reasonably practicable level to both workers and the public.
Health and safety legislation and specific asbestos regulations apply to all forms of asbestos and impose duties upon employers, the self-employed, workers and property owners. The legislation is extensive and complex.
Failure to protect people from asbestos, or technical infringement of the legislation, is normally regarded very seriously by health and safety enforcement officials and often results in prosecution through the criminal courts. An internet search quickly provides details of such cases and penalties imposed including some custodial sentences.
SB Asbestos Management offers comprehensive services to assist those responsible for the safe management of asbestos including surveys, risk assessment, consultancy and training. We aim to minimise the impact of statutory responsibilities upon you and your business in a prompt and efficient way.