Asbestos

You may not think that you have asbestos in your property but whether you have or not you are required by legislation (Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012) to manage asbestos in all non-domestic properties.#

What is asbestos?

Photo of an asbestos surveyorAsbestos is the name given to the fibrous forms of several silicate minerals of magnesium, calcium and iron. It is non flammable and a good heat insulator. Asbestos has been widely used in insulation products and construction materials.

Asbestos can cause a number of conditions, most of which are debilitating or fatal. The conditions themselves may not surface until many years after the initial exposure to asbestos.

All Council controlled Schools built prior to 1992 have been issued with a Premises Asbestos Register. It is essential that the building custodian makes all contractors and maintenance workers

aware of the asbestos register and the information contained within it. It is also good practice for all staff and building users to be made aware of the asbestos register.

Current legislation requires that prior to carrying out any works that may impact on the fabric of a building an assessment should be carried out as to whether a more in depth asbestos survey is required. For most building works a Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Survey will be required prior to any works starting on site.

Should works be planned in an area known to contain asbestos then our Asbestos Management Unit should be contacted.

Our Asbestos Management Team of experienced qualified personnel can provide an effective asbestos advice and management package that is cost effective.

Advice and guidance on asbestos is incorporated within your annual subscription fee.