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Commercial Asbestos Surveys And Reports
In 2006 it became law to have an asbestos survey carried out on any commercial property built before 1999 , asbestos materials were still being used up to that date! (HSE stated date). The 2012 revised CoA regulations can be a long confusing read as it also includes a whole range of duties you are expected to comply with when managing the asbestos materials that may be in your property.
Commercial Property Asbestos Surveys
I have read some fairly recent HSE studies that were requested in order to understand why so many commercial businesses and companies have not yet caught up with their compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
The results were not really surprising (to those with years of experience in the asbestos industry) as the most common reservations towards asbestos surveys and the asbestos regulations were those of, general confusion with the regulations (understandable!), fear of survey costs, fear of survey disruption, fear of anxiety amongst staff, fear of expensive asbestos removal, confusion over legal duties, confusion over the required 'Asbestos Management Plan' and future management of your asbestos materials, etc etc.
We will take care of all those concerns, not just because we are good at it but because it's a lot easier than you think, all the required information is provided in plain language, simple procedures for ongoing management are also included, we are always contactable for additional advice and with helping you through every step toward full compliance.
Many commercial asbestos surveys will find little or no asbestos (commonly known as a 'paper' exercise'), in these cases the report (still required) will reassure anyone working there that it has been checked and there are no risks from asbestos exposure.
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Many of the asbestos survey inquiries I get come from solicitors, estate agents, letting agents, buyers, sellers etc, because when a commercial property changes hands so does the 'duty of care' for the building, it needs to be shown that all hazards and potential hazards have been identified. These buildings are often subject to major refurbishment where asbestos material that has been left alone for years can suddenly becomes disturbed causing all sorts of problems and legal liabilities.
Commercial properties includes shops and retail/wholesale premises, offices, hospitals, schools and colleges, small factories, care homes, farms, communal areas of flats etc. We carry out re-lease asbestos surveys and pre-refurbishment surveys for all commercial premises.
In most cases there is not usually much work that needs doing in the property to comply with the regulations, perhaps a bit of sealing or (discrete) labelling, many low risk materials can usually be safely removed without comprehensive or expensive control measures, this information is contained in our Envacs reports. If you do have higher risk materials that require immediate attention you will be informed and advised on the correct steps to take, all asbestos materials are given a priority score to let you know what needs 'dealing with' first.
These properties come under the revised regulations because they are actually 'places of work' and the 'duty of care' and 'duty to manage' responsibilities in respect of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 must be complied with. The penalties include unlimited fines and/or up to two years in prison for non compliance and will be more severe in many commercial prosecution cases because those at risk will include the general public.