Asbestos Management Consultancy

Asbestos Management Consultancy

Assisting employers and duty holders to understand and fulfil their legal responsibilities in accordance with the health and safety legislation

Managing asbestos

In accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 persons responsible for the management of non-domestic premises ( or common parts of domestic premises) have a duty to manage the risks posed by asbestos. This even includes very small common parts such as a lift motor room or boiler house. If a building was constructed prior to 2000 it may contain asbestos materials.

Under the Regulations in order to fulfil your duties you are required to identify the asbestos products within your premises, for management purposes (referred to as a type 2 survey) and, more extensively prior to refurbishment (type 3). This duty can be fulfilled by means of an asbestos survey by a competent person. The survey will provide you with the necessary information to act on the results.

All contractors appointed to carry out work, however small, within a property constructed prior to 2000 should be provided with an up-to-date asbestos survey to advise them of any asbestos containing materials to ensure they are not disturbed.

The survey document will provide you with recommended actions. Where asbestos products remain in place, they should be subject to regular re inspection to ensure they are not deteriorating and posing a risk of fibre release.

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