Asbestos Management Surveys
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, created an explicit duty to assess and manage the risks from Asbestos materials in premises.
All property owners and occupiers are therefore obliged by law to:
- Take reasonable steps to determine the location/nature of asbestos-containing materials present in their property
- Keep and maintain an up to date register of the location, condition, maintenance and removal of all asbestos materials
- Manage all aspects of asbestos-containing materials which are to remain in place
- Inform anyone who is likely to disturb or contact such materials about its location and condition.
The first act of a responsible property owner or occupier should therefore be to commission the preparation of a detailed asbestos survey, which records the location, extent, type, accessibility and surface treatment of all confirmed or suspected asbestos materials.
This type of survey requires specialist, experienced and competent staff with the knowledge to conduct the appropriate survey. Here MDS Environmental Services is able to use its vast experience and analytical knowledge via its directly employed staff.