ACM Management and Abatement Guidelines From the Health and Safety Authority

20 Jun 2017

ACM Management and Abatement Guidelines From the Health and Safety Authority

When dealing with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM), it is imperative that the guidelines set down for its safe removal and disposal are followed to the letter. Failure to do this when asbestos is found to be present, puts everyone in the vicinity in grave danger due to the hazardous nature of this material.


To improve awareness of the problem, The Health and Safety Authority (the Irish regulatory body, formed in 1989) have put together a comprehensive guide to all the rules governing the actions to be taken when asbestos is found or known to be present in the workplace.

The document (available in pdf format here is quite a long one, but it needs to be, as there are many guidelines to follow. In its 136 pages, you can find out exactly what must be done in the process of asbestos abatement and management, in fine detail.


Topics covered include:

  • What is asbestos?

  • Asbestos in buildings

  • What are the health effects?

  • The laws governing asbestos

  • Training, instruction and information

  • Managing asbestos-containing materials

  • Asbestos surveys

  • Personal protective equipment


And much, much more.


At OHSS Safety consultants, we have been helping our clients in all matters relating to health and safety. We work tirelessly to assist companies to keep their employees safe from the hazards associated with ACM and implement measures to ensure that it never becomes a problem.


If you would like advice on anything discussed here, please give us a call on 01 6905907 or visit our website The important thing to remember is never to ignore a problem like asbestos, as the consequences can be catastrophic. Our expert team is on hand to help in any way they can.


We look forward to taking your call.