Asbestos Surveying In Dorchester

The duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties sets a legal requirement for owners and occupiers of the non-domestic buildings 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. This means you will need to arrange asbestos surveying in Dorchester if that is where you are located.

An asbestos survey is a key stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any asbestos-containing materials. This can be achieved by conducting one of the two surveys available. These are management and refurbishment & demolition surveys. A standard asbestos survey. Its purpose is to locate as far as reasonably practicable, 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. Then the refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. The survey is used to locate and describe all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

Asbestos is dangerous because it can cause four diseases it also claims 4500 lives each year according to the HSE. Asbestos has been around for more than 2000 years and in the UK alone over 1 million buildings contain asbestos. in the UK between the 1950s and the mid-1980s asbestos was used in a wide variety of products such as thermal insulation, fireproofing, electrical insulation and building materials. Get in contact with us if you are in need of asbestos surveying in Dorchester.

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