The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulation 2012

There is now a specific requirement for all non-domestic property owners to have registers prepared for their premises to hold current asbestos register.

Regulation 4 places the following duties on persons in control of non-domestic premises to;

  • Take reasonable steps to determine the location of materials likely to contain asbestos.
  • Presume materials to contain asbestos unless a reasoned argument to the contrary can be made.
  • Make and maintain a written record of the location of asbestos and presumed asbestos material. It will be a requirement to maintain this register, in that the condition of asbestos materials should be kept under regular review.
  • Monitor the condition of asbestos and presumed asbestos materials.
  • Assess the risk of exposure from asbestos and presumed asbestos materials and document the action necessary to ensure any material known or presumed to contain Abestos is maintained in a good state of repair.
  • Information about the location and the condition known or presumed to contain asbestos is given to anyone likely to disturb it
  • Procedures and arrangements are in place so that work may disturb material known or presumed to contain Asbestos complies with all other requirements of the Asbestos regulations.