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Cabinet Decision: 12th July 2018
Title of Item/Report
Revised Asbestos Management Policy
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on the Revised Asbestos Management Policy.

The Council as a Local Authority had responsibility for the management of asbestos. An Asbestos Management Policy was approved by Cabinet in January 2011 which set out the responsibility, accountability and measures to reduce the risks associated with asbestos in Council buildings to ensure all legislative requirements were fully met. The report revised the previously approved Asbestos Management Policy to reflect current legislation and the changes to management structures and revisions to responsibilities for assets following various reviews.

The main aim of the Asbestos policy was to ensure that any asbestos located within Council buildings was managed in accordance with relevant legislation. There would also be a requirement on contactors to demonstrate that all staff had sufficient knowledge to recognise asbestos if they encounter it.


1. The revised policy for Asbestos Management as shown in Appendix 1 of the report be approved.

2. The responsible officers within the policies be noted.

3. Delegate corporate responsibility for the implementation of the revised policy for Asbestos Management to the Director of Economic Growth & Development.
Reasons for the Decision
The Revised Asbestos Management Policy will ensure that the Council has approved formal procedures in place to reduce the risk associated with Asbestos, inclusive of:

• Documented levels of responsibility.
• Risk Assessment, management procedures, monitoring and training requirements all fully defined.
• A Written Scheme/Asbestos Management Plan, for all Council premises.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 20 July 2018.

Date of Publication: 16 July 2018

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