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Asbestos Risk Management

Prior to carrying out any work that might disturb asbestos-containing materials as part of a construction, demolition or refurbishment project, an asbestos survey must be carried out. At Sweco, our experienced asbestos team provides comprehensive asbestos surveys, asbestos awareness training and asbestos consultancy.

All our asbestos-related work is undertaken in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012. We also provide UKATA approved asbestos awareness training.

Complete compliance

What should an asbestos survey include? 

  • Identification of the type, quantity and condition of asbestos containing-materials
  • A material risk assessment which identifies the type of asbestos and its condition
  • A priority assessment which identifies its location and the likelihood of disturbance
  • Recommendations on how asbestos-containing materials should be managed or removed by the responsible person

Who is responsible for identifying and managing asbestos-containing materials?

As stated in Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the ‘duty-holder’ is responsible for identifying the presence of asbestos-containing materials and its condition in non-domestic premises. This can be the site- or building owner, or anyone who has a clear responsibility for managing, maintaining and repairing the premises in question.

However, that person may not have the time, competency or confidence to complete a survey themselves, or document the legally required Asbestos Management Plan/Register. This is where Sweco can step in to fulfil what is a critical element of compliance in any buildings or builing asset project.

Asbestos is the UK’s biggest workplace killer with more than 5,000 deaths per year.

UKATA 2020


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