The Department for Education ( DfE) is keeping the asbestos management assurance process (AMAP) portal open to allow any schools who have not yet been able to respond, the opportunity to do so.
What is AMAP?
The DfE has asked all local authorities, governing bodies and academy trusts to participate in the asbestos management assurance process to ensure that plans are in place to safely manage asbestos. Those with control of, or with responsibility for, maintaining school premises are:
- under a duty to manage asbestos-containing materials
- under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Although the AMAP is a voluntary data collection, the department expects all schools and their respective responsible bodies to participate.
The Department has been collecting data through the AMAP since early 2018 and released a report outlining the main findings in July 2019. Alongside the report, the Department also released a spreadsheet to see which schools and responsible bodies participated in the AMAP. This spreadsheet is updated monthly to include any new schools and responsible bodies that have provided information.
Login details have already been provided by the DfE. If you have trouble locating those details or problems logging in, the DfE advises that you contact asbestos.AMAP@education.gov.uk. You can access guidance on how to complete your response here.
First published 18 June 2018