In April 2012 HSE reissued HSG 264: Asbestos – The survey guide, replacing the first edition issued in 2010. Clarification from our colleagues within HSE has confirmed that the changes are very minor and, in summary, are as follows:
The new edition of HSG 264 can be downloaded free of charge from the HSE website (www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/). Alternatively hard copies can be ordered from HSE priced £15.00 per copy. However, please note that as the changes are of such a minor nature that they have no bearing on the performance of asbestos surveying, UKAS will continue to accept surveyors holding official hard copies of the 2010 first edition. If this is the case then the organisation will be expected to hold at least one 2012 version (hard or electronic) within its management system.
For further information please contact Rob Bettinson, Accreditation Manager Industrial Chemistry: firstname.lastname@example.org