Asbestos Risk Management

Asbestos is the biggest occupational killer in the UK and appears in over 3000 different building products used in our homes, offices, factories and schools.

The population most at risk from contracting Asbestos related diseases are building maintenance, repair workers and contractors who are unknowingly disturbing asbestos containing materials on a daily basis.

The focus on the duties imposed on people who either have obligations under contracts or tenancies to maintain or repair non-domestic property, or who have control over non-domestic premises, or over the access to and from non-domestic property. These duties were first imposed by regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (CAWR 2002) but now appear in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR 2006).

The duties affect freehold owners, landlords and tenants and, in certain circumstances, licensees and managing agents. It should be noted that non-domestic premises may sometimes include areas of what normally would be regarded as residential property.

The CAR 2006 came into force on 13 November 2006. These revised regulations revoke and replace the CAWR 2002 and revoke and re-enact, with modifications, the Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983 and the Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992. Regulation 4 of the CAWR 2002 has been re-enacted without change as regulation 4 of the CAR 2006.

With the new regulations in place even greater pressure is on duty holders, to ensure compliance.

Be Aware...

If you are responsible for maintaining any type of property with the exception of a domestic house with no common shared areas, you must manage the asbestos within it. Failure to comply can result in heavy fines, disqualification as a director and in some cases imprisonment.

For further information relating to the on the services below, please contact us and we can guide and advise you on how to comply with current legislation and best practice

  1. Asbestos Surveys
  2. Asbestos Management
  3. Asbestos Removal Management
  4. Asbestos Air Monitoring