The Law

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Legal Requirements

The Control of Asbestos Regulations changed significantly in 2006 and placed the onus on ‘Duty Holders’ e.g. owners, Directors, site managers etc., to proactively locate asbestos containing materials(ACMs) on their premises and assess and monitor their condition. These Regulations bring together the three previous sets of Regulations covering the prohibition of asbestos, the control of asbestos at work and asbestos licensing. The regulations were again updated in 2012 and included the recommendation to have the condition of known ACMs inspected at least annually by a professionally qualified individual.

Regulation 4 of the Asbestos Regulations cover the ‘duty to manage’ asbestos in non-domestic premises by defined The Duty Holder. Landlords also have a Duty of Care to ensure that asbestos is managed in their properties, especially in communal areas.

Asbestos Action Can Help

Asbestos Action Ltd can help ensure that you understand and meet your legal obligations and fulfil your legal duty to protect employees, tenants, users and the public against the dangers of asbestos. An Asbestos Action Survey will give you confidence that your premises are a safer place, provide you with your mandatory documentation and also ensure that you comply with COSHH Law and HSE Guidelines for when you are audited by them.

Asbestos Action Limited is an independent, friendly and professional company of asbestos surveyors that provide a complete service to enable commercial organisations and domestic customers to comply with current legislation.

The Domestic Environment

There is currently no law that requires home owners to manage asbestos in their homes, however, if you do have some, for the safety of your health, correct management is essential.