The control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) and more specifically Regulation 4:
Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties 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 the basis of a detailed asbestos management plan that outlines how you intend to monitor and manage any ACM’s that may be present within your premises or estate. If you are an employer or 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 – an important stage of managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). This can be done by conducting an Asbestos Survey. The survey should be done in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264 which describes two types:
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey – This type of survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is executed. This survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practical, all ACMs in the area where the work will take place or in the whole building if the demolition is planned.
Management Survey – A standard asbestos survey, the purpose is to locate as far as reasonably practical, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs 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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