Duty To Manage

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 give a specific duty to manage asbestos to those who are in charge of premises - known as 'duty-holders'.

A 'duty-holder' can be defined as the owner of non-domestic premises or person or organisation with clear responsibility for maintenance/repair of non-domestic premises e.g. through explicit agreement such as tenancy or contract.

There are four essential steps:

  1. Find out whether the premises contain asbestos, and, if so, where it is and what condition it is in. If in doubt, materials must be presumed to contain asbestos
  2. Assess the risk from asbestos present in the premises
  3. Make a plan to manage that risk and act on it
  4. Provide asbestos information to other employers (e.g. building contractors) who are likely to disturb any asbestos present, so that they can put in place appropriate control while the work is being done

London Laboratories can advise on strategy and help to develop policies and procedures together with staff and contractor training to make sure that the duty is being complied with and there is an effective and dynamic system allowing for regular updating of the information.

We have a proven track record of doing this for clients include local authorities, housing associations, schools, hospitals, property managers, universities and colleges.

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