6 Steps To Asbestos Compliance

22 December 2022

As a part of the Lucion Group, we protect people from hazardous environments and protect the environment from the impacts of people. To fulfil our purpose as a responsible business, protecting people and the planet, we deliver our expertise in hazardous materials risk management, as trusted advisors to our clients, facilitating and supporting their compliance requirements.

Lucion Group’s Head of Business Development, Kim Johnson shares a checklist of things to consider on your journey to asbestos compliance and what to include when planning your 2023 Asbestos goals.


Effectively managing environmental risks is imperative to protecting your building occupants, and organisation from the risks of asbestos and other hazardous materials. 

Managing risks associated with asbestos relies on expert inspection and testing services, the development of an adequate management plan, audits, appropriate training and communication. If you have the responsibility for the safe management of asbestos on your sites then it's important to be aware of the responsibilities and actions required to achieve compliance within your organisation. Below are 6 key steps to managing your asbestos this New Year.

1.0 - Conduct Asbestos Compliance Gap Analysis/Audit

While duty holders must strive to ensure that they constantly have an up-to-date asbestos management plan in place, they must also determine whether the policies and procedures that form part of this plan are adequate. A gap analysis will include a full review of your polices, procedues and your asbestos information to ensure all your information and documentation is up to date and inline with the requirments under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

2 - Assess Risk - Instruct Asbestos Management/Re-Inspection Surveys Works

As an asbestos product degrades it can be more likely to become a hazard to health, therefore should be inspected at regular intervals to ensure its condition has not deteriorated. Conducting initial or annual asbestos surveys/re-inspections is essential to protecting people from hazardous materials.

3 - Develop/Review Asbestos Management Plan

Asbestos Management Plans (AMP) provide details of how the asbestos within buildings, identified or presumed, is to be managed after an Asbestos Survey has been conducted. 

4 - Assess Current Asbestos Policies and Procedures

When determining the adequacy of asbestos management procedures and policies, a number of areas will need to be assessed and reviewed accordingly. Conducting these reviews yearly prevents oversights when changes occur to buildings or occupancy use over the year.

5 - Plan Remedial Action

It’s not always necessary to remove asbestos. It can be managed safely in situ. If the ACM is low-risk, or it can be isolated and kept safe from damage, then this could be the best option. This is only the case so long as deterioration or disturbance does not occur; hence the need for up to date asbestos re-inspections. The AMP will need to reviewed post-work completion.

6 - Review Asbestos Training

Training needs analysis identifies different categories of employees based on their roles and responsibilities and proposes suitable training courses that meet their needs. Tailored training aids and courses improve delegate participation and understanding of existing and updated site procedures that they are already accustomed to.

Want more in-depth information about how to effectively manage your asbestos compliance in the new year? Read more here.

If you require help with achieving your compliance goals or to discuss any aspect of the Asbestos survey, testing, assessment, management, consultancy or compliance requirements, please get in touch by submitting an enquiry or email info@lucionservices.com.


About The Author

Kim Johnson

Head of Business Development at Lucion Services, Kim Johnson, has earned nearly 12 years of experience within the environmental industry. Starting her career as an Asbestos Surveyor/analyst,  Kim has gone from strength to strength, earning herself a reputation for taking the pain out of managing hazardous materials for our clients. In her role as Head of Business Development, Kim leads a team of Business Development Managers and Executives, supporting them to effectively support our clients through the complex world of regulations and guidelines in hazardous material management.

Kim Johnson, Head of Business Development

E: kimberley.johnson@lucionservices.com

M: 07788315848

T: 0345 5040 303

Linkedin: Kim Johnson



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