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Chesterfield College Asbestos Safety Labelling

Chesterfield College Asbestos Safety Labelling

A further education college has become the first in the country to utilise a specialist new labelling system for the identification of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in its buildings as part of an asbestos management strategy.

Chesterfield College has adopted Lucion Environmental’s new quick response (QR) code-based system to ensure that full details of the presence of any asbestos in a particular location is made immediately available to whoever may need it.

Lucion is the college’s asbestos consultancy and support services, helping the internal safety, health and environment team comply with its asbestos management responsibilities. As part of this role, Lucion recently completed a first phase survey of parts of the organisation’s property portfolio, utilising the QR code labels in those situations where ACMs are present.

When scanned into a mobile phone, the QR code provides direct on-site access to the building’s ‘Nexgen’ digital site survey records. This online system provides full details of the condition of any ACMs present, as well as any access restrictions and other safeguards required by anyone who may need to carry out work in the vicinity.

Daniel Wainwright, Safety, Health and Environment Officer for Chesterfield College, said: “We take our health and safety responsibilities very seriously and regard the use of QR codes in this way as an effective means of helping to ensure the safety of our staff, students and anyone working in or visiting our premises.

“We have developed our asbestos management practice which has allowed us to establish a more robust system which significantly minimises the risks to anyone carrying out building and maintenance work across our properties." 

Picture: QR codes at Chesterfield College

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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