Dear Transport for London,
Please would it be possible to see the asbestos survey for Waterloo underground station

Yours faithfully,

Louis smith

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Smith

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1213-2223

 

Thank you for your request received on 16 August 2022 asking for the
asbestos survey for Waterloo Underground Station.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy.

 

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do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1213-2223

 

Thank you for your request received on 16 August 2022 asking for the
asbestos survey for Waterloo Underground Station.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access
policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Please find attached the requested information for Waterloo Station.

Due to the age of the Underground, asbestos is found in a number of
locations on the network. However, in public areas the vast majority
of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are contained behind station
finishes and cannot be accessed by the general public. Where ACMs are
found in public areas, they are located where they cause no risk to the
general public or staff. All stations are re-inspected on a periodic basis
to ensure that no damage has been caused to change this status. If, in the
very rare case it is assessed and the status has changed for any reason,
then a risk assessment is undertaken which will result in either
encapsulation, encasement, or removal.

We have processes and procedures in place to ensure that the management of
asbestos is carried out in compliance with the Control of Asbestos
Regulations 2012. Some of the main requirements that London Underground
deliver under this regulation are listed below:

·         Identify the location and condition of hazardous materials

·         Maintain an asbestos register with known, presumed or strongly
presumed asbestos

·         Assess and manage the risk of exposure

·         Prepare, implement, review & monitor the management plan to
manage the risks

·         Regularly inspect known instances of asbestos

·         Provide information on the location and condition of the
material to anyone who is likely to disturb it

·         Carry out management, refurbishment and / or pre-demolition
surveys when required

·         Carry out airborne fibre monitoring where necessary

·         Maintain records detailing when and where asbestos is removed,
treated and disposed

·         Request and retain Waste Consignment Note upon transportation of
Hazardous Materials to Hazardous Waste Landfill site

·         Hold relevant Asbestos Management Qualifications

It is London Underground’s policy to continue to safely manage ACMs
in-situ, through continued management surveys, re-inspections, risk
assessments and pre-work Refurbishment & Demolition (R&D) surveys. We also
carry out airborne fibre monitoring for asbestos for reassurance during
work on or near to asbestos containing materials.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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