Asbestos surveys serve an essential purpose for both residential and commercial properties, but we are frequently questioned if they are legally required.
Although asbestos surveys are not a legal necessity in and of itself, in many circumstances it is a legal necessity for people responsible for properties to have an asbestos management plan in place, and a survey is a vital first step in putting one together.
As a result, determining whether it is a legal need or not is highly dependent on the individual conditions of the building. Although it may not be required in some situations, doing an asbestos survey can be a critical step in reducing the risk of asbestos exposure.
Commercial property owners and building owners
According to the most recent asbestos law, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, anybody in charge of a non-residential building built before 2000 has a duty of care to limit the risk of asbestos exposure to anybody working at or visiting the site. To accomplish so, you’ll need an asbestos management strategy.
An asbestos survey will serve as the foundation for your asbestos management strategy, and it is a legal necessity to have one completed.
Owners of homes
Asbestos may be present in any home constructed before 2000; as a result, many homeowners request an asbestos survey. The first step is to determine whether the property contains asbestos. Second, it is to reduce the danger of asbestos exposure to everyone in the family. While it is not a legal obligation, it is a crucial step for your property’s protection.
If you are a landlord or a property management business in charge of a block of flats or a leased building, you must follow the same guidelines as a commercial property owner and implement an asbestos management plan.
Don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Asbestos Removal Glasgow today if you’d like to learn more about having an asbestos assessment performed, or if you’d like to schedule one. We can provide you with more information about how our surveys are conducted as well as an estimate for having your property surveyed.