Removing asbestos from all buildings is impractical and unnecessary, and the legislation recognises this. Instead, there is an obligation on the owner or landlord to ‘manage’ the buildings for which he has responsibility. This may involve commissioning an Asbestos Survey. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) in Particular Reg 4 gives specific guidance on who the duty holder is for buildings and how asbestos should be managed.
The duty holder must find out if, where, in what quantities and condition asbestos materials are present within the building. A written plan must then be prepared detailing how the asbestos materials will be managed, this should be implemented, reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Employees, contractors and emergency services – should be informed of the plan.
Abbey Contracting limited can assist you through your obligations and recommend cost-effective action to ensure that you manage any asbestos you have cost effectively & safely.