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Legal Requirements for Asbestos Management in the UK

Legal Requirements for Asbestos Management in the UK

Introduction

In the UK, managing asbestos within commercial and residential properties is not just prudent—it’s legally mandated.

Key Aspects of UK Asbestos Legislation

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 outlines responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises and the common areas of domestic buildings.

Responsibilities of Duty Holders

  • Risk Assessment: Identify and assess the presence of asbestos.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain an up-to-date record of the location and condition of asbestos or presumed asbestos materials.
  • Risk Management: Implement and monitor plans to manage asbestos safely.

Importance of Legal Compliance

Failing to comply can lead to substantial fines, legal repercussions, and severe health risks to occupants and workers.

How WestCross Facilitates Compliance

  • Comprehensive Surveys: We provide detailed asbestos surveys to identify risks.
  • Tailored Asbestos Management Plans: Develop and implement management plans that comply with legal standards.
  • Ongoing Support and Consultation: Offer continuous advice and updates on regulatory changes.

Conclusion

Adhering to legal standards for asbestos management protects not just your health but also your legal standing. Contact WestCross Environmental Services for expert advice and comprehensive management services.

Please if you wish to get more information visit the Health & Safety Executive website via the link below:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/duty/index.htm

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