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Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (CAWR)
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 impose upon responsible persons a duty to manage asbestos. There are three types of asbestos, they occur in various materials used in construction. Some types are more dangerous than others and some applications are more likely than others to give rise to loose fibres.
From 21 May 2004 the Regulations impose a duty to assess and to manage and to inform on the risks of asbestos with the objective of protecting those who may be exposed to such risk during the course of their work.
The Regulations establish a duty to ensure any asbestos is properly identified, recorded and managed and, with that recorded information to be able to warn anyone who might work in your building on material containing asbestos so they can take appropriate precautions.
We are able to arrange inspection's - known as Type 1 Location and Assessment Survey - to ascertain the location and condition of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) in your premises and to prepare a record plan with recommendations for their management.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
This Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in connection with employment, the provision of goods, facilities and services or the disposal or management of premises.
The Act defines a disabled person as anyone with any substantial and long term physical or mental impairment, which has an adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities.
Part II of the Act applies to Employers (of 20 or more employees) and imposes on the Employer a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that no arrangements or physical features of the premises place a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage, by (among other things) making adjustments to the premises.
In determining what is reasonable, regard may be had to:-
a) the extent to which taking the step would prevent the effect
b) whether it is practicable to take the step
c) the costs incurred
d) the employer's financial resources
e) the availability of any financial assistance.
Part III of the Act makes it unlawful for a provider of services, goods or facilities to discriminate against a disabled person.
We are able to survey premises to evaluate the possible extent of works required to meet any obligations you may have and the Disability Discrimination Act and advise you accordingly.
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