Guidance Document

The Health and Safety Authority has published a comprehensive guidance document on asbestos which includes the following:

asbestos guidelines cover

  • Information on types of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings.
  • Health effects of asbestos and associated risks to different types of workers.
  • Risk assessment of ACMs and use of various risk assessment algorithms.
  • Various legislation applicable to asbestos in Ireland.
  • Managing ACMs in workplaces and developing an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP)
  • Protocol for Management Asbestos Surveys (MAS) and a Pre-refurbishment/demolition survey (RDAS).
  • Bulk sampling and analysis.
  • Training, instruction and information requirements.
  • Personal Protective Equipment for working with asbestos and ACMs.
  • Protocols for lower risk work with asbestos and ACMs
  • Protocols for higher risk work with asbestos and ACMs.
  • Contents of Plans of Work (method statements) for lower and higher risk asbestos work.
  • Role of the Independent Analyst, Four stage Clearance procedure and Certificates of Reoccupation .
  • Health surveillance and exposure registers.
  • Notification requirements.
  • Advice for management and disposal of asbestos and ACMs.

You can download a PDF copy of the asbestos guidelines here.

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