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Asbestos for Surveyors is a practical reference guide for all those responsible for identifying and dealing with asbestos in buildings. The book is based upon the Control of Asbestos at Work Act 2002 and is intended to be a guide to the technical aspects of asbestos and why it was originally used. It illustrates where it may be found in buildings, what type of survey is required and how to undertake it. The information that the dutyholder needs from the surveyor to compile an adequate management plan is also detailed. This edition has been fully revised to take account of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2739), which came into force in November 2006. The regulations, which replaced three existing sets of asbestos regulations with a single set of rules, reduce exposure limits and introduce mandatory training for those working with asbestos.
Legislation on asbestos; Training for asbestos surveyors; Accreditation of surveyors; Asbestos types, sources and properties; Applications of asbestos materials in buildings; Survey types and purposes; Preparation and conduct of surveys; Sampling techniques and strategies; Material risk and assessments and management prioritisation; Analysis of samples; Reports and registers; Asbestos management plans; Professional matters; Appendix 1 - abbreviations.