Posts Tagged ‘Asbestos Survey Guide HSG264’
On 29th January 2010 the HSE released HSG 264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide. This document expands on and replaces MDHS 100. The document is aimed at those conducting asbestos surveys, those who commission asbestos surveys and those with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in accordance with Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006. HSG 264 is heavily illustrated and is broken down into a number of key sections. Read More
How does the new guidance (HSG 264 The Survey Guide) effect your asbestos surveyor training requirements?
Fundamentally, as an asbestos surveyor taking bulk samples they are deemed to have to comply with Regulation 10, where there is a requirement for adequate information, instruction and training (including refresher training). Training should meet the requirement for non licensable asbestos work as set out in the Approved Code of Practice, Work with Materials Containing Asbestos. Read More
The New HSE Guide – Asbestos The Survey Guide (HSG264) gives some clear and simple guidance on checking the competence of the asbestos surveyor. It has to be said that when employing a non-UKAS Accredited company, things become a lot more long winded as a lot, if not all the different criteria should all be checked by the company as part of their internal procedures. Read More
Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys have been carried out as ‘Type 3’ surveys since the introduction of MDHS 100 in July 2001. This document provided advice and methodology for surveyors engaged in all asbestos survey types. However, the guidance for Type 3 Surveys was nominal which inevitably led to varying degrees of inspection procedures by the surveying companies.
The Health & Safety Executive have now issued Asbestos: The Survey Guide (HSG264) which was published on January 29th January 2010. The new guidance is specifically aimed at surveyors who carry out asbestos surveys and those who commission the surveys. (Client / Duty Holders) Read More