For decades, asbestos was used throughout the construction industry in Northern Ireland. It was used mainly due to it’s strength and insulating properties. Asbestos is also fire retardant. It was banned in the UK from the year 1999.
Asbestos Management Plan – A Legal Requirement
UK Legislation requires duty holders of commercial and industrial properties to have a live asbestos management plan. There are so many advantages to having an asbestos management plan.
- Fulfilling your duty of care – If you employ staff you must ensure they are not exposed to asbestos dust. There may be asbestos in the building that may not pose an immediate threat but everyone should be aware that it is there. Reducing potential disturbance is key.
- Stopping the Release of Fibres – Asbestos poses no risk if it is in good condition and is not disturbed. However asbestos is a bad state of repair should be made safe and removed by a specialist contractor. Having an asbestos management plan will help you keep your employees safe limiting any liability.
- Isn’t Creating a Plan Difficult? – Perhaps for many, creating an asbestos management plan may be daunting. But we are here to help. We can help you create an asbestos management plan. We have a large amount of experience in conducting asbestos surveys and are fully qualified to do so. We can take samples for lab testing to include in our report.
Any property built or refurbished before the year 2000 may contain asbestos. We are your local Northern Ireland asbestos surveyor. We carry out asbestos surveys across the country. We survey commercial, industrial and domestic premises. Call today on 07702 332 333 to book or visit our services page.