Duty to Manage Asbestos

What is the ‘duty to manage’ asbestos and who has it?

The duty to manage asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4). It applies to the owners and occupiers of commercial premises (such as shops, offices, industrial units etc) who have responsibility for maintenance and repair activities. In addition to these responsibilities, they also have a duty to assess the presence and condition of any asbestos-containing materials.

If asbestos is present, or is presumed to be present, then it must be managed appropriately. The duty also applies to the shared parts of some domestic premises.

If you have a duty to manage asbestos then we are able to provide asbestos reports, and also offer a 24 hour sampling service.

Click to visit the Health and Safety Executive asbestos section.

If you are unsure or have any questions please contact us for some professional advice.

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