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OBUHSN-35 Issue 05 December 2012
It should be assumed that all materials contain asbestos unless there is clear evidence that they do not (e.g. glass, steelwork, stone). For all suspect materials a survey will be carried out in accordance with The Asbestos Survey Guide HSG264 which will make use of an approved specialist contractor or consultant.
Records of the location, type, description and condition of the ACM will be entered onto the electronic Envacs System, the University’s asbestos register, controlled by the Directorate of Estates and Facility Management. These records must be updated whenever any changes to the ACM (e.g. repair or removal) or re-inspection takes place.
If the ACM is in poor condition or is likely to become damaged, it should, if possible, be labelled at its location and the situation recorded on the Envacs database. ACM should not be removed unnecessarily. If possible the ACM should be repaired or sealed (by painting or similar technique). If the ACM is unable to be to sealed or repaired it will be removed using controlled methods, see 22 below.