Asbestos Regulations

Long exposure to asbestos fibers may cause serious and dire illnesses such malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis) and other unwanted diseases. For some getting sick from Asbestos may be unavoidable however the chances of being one may be reduced through careful guidelines. With that in mind it is very important that people follow the health and safety regulations that has been set for workers who will likely have long exposure with Asbestos.

Health And Safety 2012 No. 632, The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 indicates that the employers must ensure that the employees who work for them the exposure to asbestos of employees that it must be clear from the risk assessment that the exposure to asbestos of any employee will not exceed the control limit.

The regulations also state that it is important even for non-licensed  workers who will be exposed to Asbestos must have documents and records for work. They must also be under a health surveillance of a Doctor.

The regulations implied that if a certain workforce want to do any building or maintenance work in premises, or on plant or equipment that might contain asbestos, they need to identify where it is and its type and condition; assess the risks, and manage and control these risks.

Employers and employees alike have their own responsibilities to make sure that despite the  health risks that the Asbestos exposure gives employers should have minimized risk through following the set health regulation . It is not only a legal obligation everybody has to follow but also a morale one. It is very important that employers give the their employees the best  environment, equipment and training necessary to minimize risks of harm and death. Employees as well are responsible for themselves to ensure to follow the following guidelines for their own safety.