Asbestos regulations now include a duty to manage Regulation 4. The HSE state that under this duty, the duty holder is required to: "Make, and keep up-to-date, a record of the location and condition of the asbestos containing materials – or materials which are presumed to contain asbestos; Provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them;" In the HSE/264 'Asbestos the surveyors guide'. For all but the simplest survey, a computer database of suitable form is useful, as it enables the records to be kept up-to-date and to be readily accessible by various means (e.g. intranets, the Internet and other data transfer technologies). A database can be used to record all the remedial work carried out and to prompt the building manager to carry out and record any further inspections which are required.
•Read Licenses: by utilising read licenses you can ensure that only authorised people are able to change the register.
•Hot Spots: it is possible to ‘mark up’ plans with hot spots to show the position of any asbestos found. This makes it extremely easy to see, at-a-glance, if there is any asbestos in a particular location It is also possible, by click ing on a hot spot, to jump straight to the associated asbestos record in the register. Many of our clients have found this an easier way to navigate the register compared to more traditional methods (e.g. searching for room codes or scrolling though longs lists of locations).