RICS Draft Guidance Note: Asbestos - legal requirements and best practice for property professionals and clients (4th edition)

RICS Asbestos 4th edition consultation draft

Appendix D: Suggested contents of an asbestos management plan

An asbestos management plan should be clear and unambiguous. It should set out the aims of the plan, what is going to be done, when it is going to be done and how it is going to be done.

There need to be clear lines of responsibility, with each person involved understanding their role. A mechanism for regular monitoring and an annual review of the management plan to ensure that it is working properly should also be included.

The types of information that should be included in a management plan are as follows:

  • details of how the location and condition of known or presumed ACMs are recorded
  • priority assessments, including priority assessment scores if algorithms have been used
  • a table of priorities for action
  • decisions about management options, including rationales
  • a timetable for action
  • monitoring arrangements
  • employees and their responsibilities
  • training arrangements for employees and contractors
  • a plan of implementation for new procedures, including those for external contractors
  • the mechanisms for passing on information about the location and condition of ACMs to those who need it
  • who will oversee the quality of the entries made on the management plan, and
  • a procedure for the review of the plan, including a timetable.