The presence of asbestos in buildings presents a potential risk to the health of its occupants, the general public, contractors and service personnel.
Legislation makes it compulsory to have an Asbestos Management Plan in place for friable asbestos. It is therefore essential to know where the asbestos is within buildings and what its condition is. It is also necessary to maintain written records and document actions, and to have a management system and procedures in place to ensure that no one is exposed to asbestos fibres.
AsbestosCheck provides employers with an effective solution to asbestos risk management. AsbestosCheck is an interactive system that is designed to manage the status and condition of the asbestos throughout the building by having an online register and questions which makes the building personnel regularly aware of the areas that need to be addressed. Regular annual visits will ensure that the condition of the asbestos is kept current so the proper course of action can be taken. Similar to ENcheck and HAScheck, it has the further benefit of an integrated computerized system accessed via the Internet.
On November 1st, 2005 Ontario’s new asbestos legislation took effect and RiskCheck has put together an Asbestos Update Chart. This chart provides a brief outline of the changes in the new legislation and what it means for people, from owners to employees, working with and near asbestos.