Asbestos was widely used in the UK construction industry throughout the 20th century, until health concerns led to its use being banned. However, any building constructed before 2000 could contain asbestos. Today, asbestos is still the biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 introduced the duty to manage asbestos (Regulation 4) for those responsible for the management non-domestic premises. The Regulations also introduced the role of dutyholders.
· an employer?
· an owner of premises?
· an occupier of premises?
· a managing agent?
If so, you and/or your organisation will probably have duties under Regulation 4. The extent of duties will depend on contractual, tenancy and other existing obligations or agreements.
How OHSAS can help
Our Asbestos Consultancy Service is available to all organisations and individuals who have a duty to manage asbestos under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:
· surveying and analysis
· medical support
· advisory and consultancy services
Surveying and Analysis
Our team of professionals provide the highest quality service, tailored to the needs of your organisation. They can help with:
· Asbestos audits
· Bulk sampling and surveying of buildings
OHSAS provides bespoke training to support your asbestos management strategy. This includes asbestos awareness training courses aimed at:
· Trades Staff
· Estates Supervisors, Officers and Managers
· Project Managers
· Facilities Managers
Advisory and Consultancy Services
Our highly experienced team of health and safety professionals can provide you with expert advice and support on:
· the preparation and implementation of asbestos policies and procedures
· practical asbestos management
· asbestos removal
· the investigation of asbestos incidents
For more information about our Asbestos Consultancy Service please contact us.