Any building built before the late 1990’s may have asbestos in it unless it has had a full refurbishment since. Basically if you are responsible for the upkeep of a non-domestic premises, which includes the common parts of domestic premises, then you have a legal duty under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to identify the location and condition of any asbestos containing materials (ACM).
There are two types of Asbestos Survey – the Management Survey and the Demolition & Refurbishment Survey. Clearwater Safety Group can carry out a non-invasive Management Survey, and write the report detailing our findings of the location and condition of any ACM we see.
We also run Asbestos Awareness training courses – they should be given to employees whose work “could foreseeably disturb the fabric of a building and expose them to asbestos or who supervise or influence the work.” (L143)
Those who may be exposed include:
- construction workers;
- general maintenance staff;
- gas fitters;
- painters and decorators;
- shop fitters;
- heating and ventilation engineers;
- telecommunication engineers;
- computer and data installers;
- fire and burglar alarm installers;
- architects, building surveyors and other such professionals.