Asbestos Alert for Maintenance Workers
10 July 2003
The main group of workers that need protection from asbestos whilst performing their duties are maintenance and installation engineers. The new Regulation 4, the Duty to Manage, in the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 will require that this group of workers will have access to all the information concerning asbestos within the premises they are working on. And that applies to all buildings in the workplace - with or without asbestos.
Computers are the obvious vehicle to give anyone instant access to information. Ai Solutions have been working with their clients on a new Floor Plan Editor within their new asbestos management software that will enable this to happen.
The scenario is a simple one. The operative arrives on site, at reception, to book in. The receptionist needs a quick and effective means to give the information about any asbestos containing materials in the area where the work is to be carried out. The floor plan of the building is immediately brought up on screen together with the asbestos risk assessment scores and current status.
The major benefit of this approach is that it is instant and highly visible whilst being automatically audited within the management software.
"Working with clients to produce a system that is effective in the real world is what good management software is all about. With the Asbestos ToolKit CS™ (Compliance System) that is what we believe they get."
Ai Solutions Ltd
01525 850080, www.aisolutions.co.uk