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Importance of Asbestos Survey
Asbestos was being used in different building materials until to 1999. The material was finally banned in the UK after conclusive evidence linking asbestos exposure and lung cancer.
Putting the lives of individuals at risk due to asbestos exposure is considered a serious crime in the UK. Individuals can be fined for not taking any action. In worst cases, a prison sentence can result due to preventing to take reasonable action for avoiding asbestos exposure.
The ‘Duty to Manage’ section of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 in the UK makes it mandatory for property owners, landlords, and agents to identify and manage asbestos risk in their premises. Some of the responsibilities of the property owner include the following.
- Assess the risk of asbestos-containing materials in the premises
- Write an action plan with details regarding how to best manage the risk of asbestos exposure
- Review and monitor the implementation of the risk management plan
- Inform relevant persons including employees and tenants of the condition and location of asbestos-containing materials
We at Gloucester Demolition have close ties to a repetitive company that can do an Asbestos Survey, and we would remove of the asbestos.