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.