HSE Calls for Training and Guidelines for Managing Asbestos-Related Incidents

Following the proceedings against an asbestos enterprise, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called for providing proper training, informatory safety signs and guidance to the employees of asbestos Companies.

The HSE's recommendation came after the hearing of Neil Brown, High View Services' Manager in North Tyneside Magistrates' Court for not keeping his organization equipped with adequate training modules regarding asbestos awareness, which is legally mandatory for employees.

Last year, during investigations, it was found that Mr. Brown's Company was engaged into the up gradation of the heating system of a private residence in the Killingworth area of Tyneside, which was a case related to asbestos and thus, the Company violated the Regulation 10(1)(a) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. But, he beseeched guilty and was fined with an amount worth £360.

As estimated by HSE, every year, about 4,000 people give up their life to diseases erupt due to asbestos.

Graham Watson, HSE inspector stated that nay employee of any Company, who is exposed to asbestos must have proper information, instructions and training related to controlling and managing the risks associated with asbestos. He told that employees must not think that asbestos poses no threat after their forms had been prohibited in 1985 and 1999. They still need to be well-informed.