If you own or are in charge of a property which was built before the year 2000, it may contain asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) within it. In the UK it was not until August 1999 that asbestos became a prohibited substance. This is why we strongly advise that extra care and attention is taken when carrying out building work on properties built before this date.
In order to comply with the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’, you are obligated to make sure that the correct asbestos survey is carried out to identify any ACM’s [resant and then put in place a management plan to mitigate any risk. The main types of asbestos survey are as follows:
- Asbestos Management Survey
- Asbestos Refurbishment Survey
- Asbestos Demolition Survey