ASBESTOS - Safety Information


HAVE YOU BEEN EXPOSED?
You should not enter a premise that is known to contain asbestos, please ensure you check for any warning signs or speak, where possible, with the owners or persons responsible for the building

 

YES OR UNSURE


- PEOPLE
- REMOVE UNIFORM/CLOTHING (INCLUDING FOOTWEAR) AND PUT IT INTO A LARGE CONTAMINATED WASTE BAG (A PROPERTY BAG WOULD SUFFICE.)
- SEAL THE BAG
- REPEAT THE ABOVE TO CREATE A ‘DOUBLE BAGGED’ EFFECT
- MARK THE BAG ‘POSSIBLE ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION’ AND PLACE THIS IN A SAFE LOCATION, OUTSIDE THE POLICE BUILDING
- VEHICLES
- TAKE ANY VEHICLES THAT WERE USED AFTER THE POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION OUT OF SERVICE AND MARK THESE AS ‘POSSIBLE ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION- DO NOT ENTER!’
- UPDATE THE VEHICLE BOARD ACCORDINGLY TO SHOW THAT THESE VEHICLES ARE OUT OF COMMISSION AND INFORM THE OCR
- POLICE BUILDINGS
- CLOSE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS AND SEAL THE ROOM OR BUILDING MARKING ALL ENTRANCES TO THAT ROOM OR BUILDING AS, ‘DANGER- POSSIBLE ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION- KEEP OUT
- SHOWER IMMEDIATELY

 

- CONTACT:
- OFFICE HOURS
ASBESTOS CONTROL OFFICER EXT. 60523
HEALTH AND SAFETY UNIT EXT. 62386
- AND INFORM THEM OF THE POSSIBLE EXPOSURE. THE ASBESTOS CONTROL OFFICER WILL THEN ARRANGE FOR TESTING/ DECONTAMINATION OF THE UNIFORMS/ CLOTHING AND VEHICLES
- OUTSIDE OFFICE HOURS
CONTACT THE OCR WHO WILL PAGE THE ON CALL REPRESENTATIVE FROM FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

 

- COMPLETE: ACCIDENT REPORT FORM 700B
- AND: RECORD OF SUSPECTED EXPOSURE TO AIRBORNE ASBESTOS FORM 936C
- OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH UNIT WILL RECEIVE THE FORM 936C ABOVE AND A COPY WILL BE PLACED ON THE MEDICAL FILE AND PERSONNEL FILE. FOR FURTHER SUPPORT AND/OR GUIDANCE PLEASE CONSULT THE ASBESTOS POLICY OR CONTACT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY UNIT ON EXT. 62386 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

 

- FOR A COPY OF THE FORCE POLICY ON ASBESTOS OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ASBESTOS PLEASE VISIT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY UNIT’S INTRANET SITE

  • Broadstone Hall Road South, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7DE
  • Tel: 0161 355 4400       Fax: 0161 355 4410
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