The Department for Education ( DfE) will be re-opening the asbestos management assurance process (AMAP) portal from 12 th
This will give schools and responsible bodies, who were unable to participate in the first collection, the chance to provide school information and an assured response.
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.
The first round of data collection closed at the end of July 2018, but the DfE will now re-open the AMAP portal, to provide schools and responsible bodies, who were unable to participate in the first collection, the chance to provide school information and an assured response.
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.
The findings of the AMAP process will be published by the DfE, including a list of responsible bodies that have provided assurance declarations on their schools' compliance with regulations.
The health and safety executive are conducting a series of targeted inspections of schools to assess compliance with the duty to manage asbestos during the latter end of 2018 and early in 2019.
First published 31 October 2018