Asbestos Risk

Asbestos Risk Management Software from Stanburys

Stanburys - Working in Partnership with HSEStanburys have researched and developed an Asbestos Risk Management solution known as ARM which ties in seamlessly with the Award Winning Stanburys EMIS Software. This system complies with all of the latest Health & Safety including the new CAWR (2012) regulations. It includes a re-inspection procedure, graphically displays asbestos samples and is fully web enabled. ARM has now become the chosen Corporate System by some of the largest estate owners in the UK.

Asbestos Legislations & Duty of Care

Asbestos management is extremely high profile with any property owner where Asbestos Containing Materials have been identified, or where they are suspected within a property. Asbestos was used in abundance during the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s, as a fire resistant insulating material that could easily be mixed with many other materials to form extra strength and durability, i.e. cement, acrylic and bitumen.

During the 80′s and 90′s the negative side of asbestos usage was proved, in that the fine fibres that make up asbestos are easily inhaled and many get lodged in the lungs. Many deaths have occurred directly or indirectly from the handling of asbestos due to asbestos fibre inhalation.

New legislation has been passed that makes it imperative that companies who take on responsibility for maintenance of a building have a ‘duty of care’ towards managing any identified asbestos risk, and defining those risks – by taking samples of any suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) and regularly inspecting any positive samples.