5. Asbestos in equipment

The asbestos register relates only to the building fabric: it does not include asbestos in laboratory equipment, which is the responsibility of departments. The head of department should ensure that the department keeps records that show the location of such equipment, and the condition of the asbestos if possible. Asbestos that is damaged or in poor condition must be repaired by a licensed contractor, or the equipment should be disposed of intact as asbestos waste. Records should be kept up to date, amended following disposal or relocation of equipment, and a copy should be sent to the Safety Office at the start of each year.