It is a common misconception that an asbestos report is all that is needed to comply with regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – known as the Duty to Manage Regulation. Not only must you identify the presence of asbestos, you are legally obligated to manage the asbestos that is identified.
The easiest way to comply with the regulation is to commission an asbestos management plan of the premises. These documents are an essential tool to ensure that building occupants and tradesmen are protected from accidental exposure to asbestos and that asbestos left in-situ is monitored on a regular basis. Using a combination of asbestos survey reports, bulk sample analysis, building construction information and even information regarding previous asbestos removal operations, we produce site specific management plans. These management plans can range in scale from offices, shops, retail units, industrial property, schools, hospitals and even production platforms in the North Sea – essentially any non-domestic premises must have an asbestos management plan in place if built prior to 1999.
Ensure you are compliant with the regulations, make sure you contact Entec.