Free Webinar from HSE – Duty To Manage Asbestos In Buildings

A free webinar presented by HSE titled "Duty to manage asbestos in buildings: The law, the risk to health and how to safely manage asbestos" is scheduled for Wednesday 15 May at 10:30 am. The webinar aims to provide valuable insights into the management of asbestos, a substance responsible for the highest number of work-related deaths in Great Britain. With approximately 5,000 deaths attributed to asbestos-related diseases annually, understanding its risks and effective management is crucial.

Asbestos, once widely used across various industries and in buildings, continues to pose a threat due to its presence in older structures. Failure to manage asbestos effectively can lead to exposure to harmful fibres, which may result in severe health issues. This webinar will offer guidance on conducting thorough asbestos risk assessments and developing effective management plans to mitigate associated risks.

Aligned with the HSE's 'Asbestos: Duty to manage' campaign, the webinar supports organizations in identifying dutyholders and implementing strategies to address asbestos-related risks. HSE provides extensive guidance, resources, and training courses, including the popular Asbestos Management in Buildings training course, to assist in fulfilling legal obligations.

Martin Saunders, Senior Scientist in the Fibres and Minerals Team at HSE, and Chris Austin, Head of HSE Training and Events, will lead the webinar, offering insights from the training course and addressing participants' questions.

Register for the free HSE webinar here


HSE PresenterTopic
Chris Austin, Head of TrainingChris welcomes you to this insightful and valuable online seminar.
Moya Woolley, Asbestos Policy Team LeaderThe significance of Asbestos as a key health risk to our workers.

HSE has launched a Duty to Manage Asbestos campaign across Great Britain for those that have the legal duty to manage Asbestos in a building. The campaign raises awareness of the Control of Asbestos Regulations and offers guidance to help dutyholders achieve compliance and reduce risk.

Martin Saunders, Senior ScientistThe Danger that Asbestos poses in the workplace.

Asbestos is the greatest cause of work-related deaths in Great Britain. Around 5,000 people die every year from asbestos-related diseases which typically take decades to develop and cannot be cured. Martin will talk through the health effects, who is most at risk and the typical failure points that can cause harm.

Sam Lord, HM Principal Specialist InspectorWhat happens during an inspection?

An inspection will start with a desk-based review of documentation including any Asbestos surveys, your Asbestos Register and your Asbestos Management Plan. Sam will present how to use these three documents effectively in your management arrangements and share templates for each.

Martin Saunders and Chris AustinMore guidance and solutions are available from HSE.

The HSE one-day 'Asbestos Management in Buildings' training course provides information about the responsibilities of dutyholders, asbestos legislation and guidance. Martin and Chris will share real-life snippets from the curriculum. Key publications from HSE include 'Asbestos Essentials;' a book of task sheets, with over one hundred full colour photos and illustrations, to describe 'good practice' and cover the action needed. The new 'Where Asbestos Hides' posters make it easy to share HSE guidance with workers.

Chris AustinQ&A
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