Asbestos Management and Consultancy

As part of the Lucion Services risk management group, our team has  significant experience in providing asbestos consultancy services for the management of asbestos materials in marine environments.

Asbestos on vessels, offshore platforms and onshore sites

Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be found in a large number of vessels, offshore platforms and other marine assets. ACMs present many safety and compliance challenges for maritime operators, particularly when carrying out refurbishment or decommissioning works. Our Consultants have extensive experience of working in the Marine sector and can assist you in managing asbestos effectively and in-line with international regulatory requirements.

What are the Asbestos on Ships Regulations?

Under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), ships built prior to 1st July 2002 that contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must effectively manage their asbestos. 

Under the SOLAS chapter 2-1 amendment in December 2000, ships built between 1st July 2002 and 1st January 2011 are prohibited from installing new ACMs except for:

  • Certain rotary vanes
  • Watertight joints and linings
  • Flexible thermal insulation assemblies

For further information about the exceptions, click here: IMO Asbestos Onboard Ships

Under the SOLAS (resolution MSC.282(86) amendment 2009, ships built after 1st January 2011 are prohibited from the installation of ACMs with no exceptions.

What asbestos management and consultancy services can Lucion provide?

Asbestos consultancy covers a large spectrum of services and essentially is how we can ensure that your asbestos management systems and procedures are compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements.

While most asbestos consultancies focus on identifying the risks, our approach focuses on supporting our clients in overcoming compliance challenges and streamlining their management procedures to be more effective and efficient.

Our team of specialist consultants have a substantial amount of experience in delivering asbestos management and remediation works in the marine sector and has the knowledge and expertise to overcome the associated complex challenges and hazards when working on marine vessels, offshore platforms and other marine assets.

Working to international standards, we can assist you in improving your existing asbestos management systems and procedures in order to achieve and maintain compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and best practice. We can carry out gap analyses, exposure assessments and system audits to identify where improvements can be made and can then support you in implementing changes and new system procedures to achieve your targeted level of compliance.

Our consultants also provide the complete suite of consultancy services for asbestos remediation projects in marine environments, including:

  • Asbestos Removal Specifications
  • Tender To Market Support
  • Remediation Project Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Asbestos Management Plans

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