Regulation 4 of The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) is the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties and it sets a legal requirement for owners and occupiers of a non-domestic building to have an Asbestos Survey and up to date asbestos register in place. These reports must form a basis of a detailed asbestos management plan that outlines how you intend to monitor and manage an ACM’s that may be present within your premises or estate. If you are an employer or you are self-employed and have some or all of the responsibility for conducting repairs upon your premises you may well be the duty holder in which case any legal responsibility for ensuring your asbestos survey has been conducted will rest with you. ACL compiles with and works in accordance with HSG264 and all our surveyors hold BOHS P402 certification.
Asbestos Surveys and Registers
The main stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any asbestos-containing materials. This can be achieved by conducting an asbestos survey. The should be in accordance with HSE guidance which describes two types. these are management surveys or refurbishment and demolition surveys. The Refurbishment and Demolition survey is needed before work is carried out. This survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The management survey will be used to locate any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to access their condition.
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