The Control of Asbestos Regulations places a ‘Duty to Manage Asbestos’ on those who own, manage or have maintenance and repair responsibilities for non-domestic premises and common parts of domestic premises ie stairs and corridors, either through a contract or tenancy agreement or because you own the premises.
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These regulations require that you have, or can make available, information on the location, extent, category and condition of any asbestos containing materials (A.C.M's) via an appropriate asbestos survey. This information has to be provided to anyone liable to disturb the fabric of a building, which is likely to contain asbestos as part of their work within those premises.
There is also an obligation for anyone in the premises to co-operate with the duty-holder to allow them to comply with the above requirements.
The duty will require you to manage the risk from asbestos by:
Employees and contractors involved in building maintenance, refurbishment work, telephone, computer, electrical installation or plumbing, all need to know that the building contains asbestos; its location, condition and the potential risks to their health if they disturb it before commencing any work.You are most likely to come across asbestos in these areas and materials: