Asbestos Surveys - SWT Asbestos Control & Management

HSE Asbestos Regulations

Why have HSE asbestos regulations?

Up to 500,000 commercial, industrial and public buildings in the UK are likely to contain asbestos materials. Unless this material is properly managed building and maintenance workers may breathe in harmful asbestos fibres when carrying out everyday jobs.

What buildings are affected?

All non-domestic buildings, whatever type of business is carried out in them. It also covers the common areas
of residential rented properties, including halls, stair wells, lift shafts and roof spaces.

Who is responsible?

The duty holder is anyone responsible for maintaining and repairing all or part of a property, or who has control of the building. For example, the occupier or the owner.

This is an extract of what the HSE say your legal duties are:

Will the regulation affect me?

If you control or have information about the building, you must co-operate with the duty holder. For instance, landlords must pass on relevant information to new tenants and leaseholders must allow access for inspection by managing agents.

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 creates a new legal duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 came into effect on May 21st 2004, “This was superseded by the Control of Asbestos Regulations in 2006”

We are totally independent and have considerable experience of industry & commerce, both in process & management, enabling the necessary procedures to be carried out with the minimum of disruption and particularly without compromising on-site safety standards.

We are fully qualified for Buildings Surveys & Bulk Sampling for Asbestos also Management of Asbestos in Buildings. A UKAS Accredited Asbestos Laboratory carries out all analyses.

We are able to help you meet your obligations and offer the following services:

· By carrying out surveys to the Approved Code of Practice laid down by the HSE in HSG 264”.

· By carrying out the Asbestos Risk Assessments required to meet this aspect of the Regulations;

· By drawing up the prescribed Asbestos Register;

· By advising on any further management action required to fulfil your obligations.

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