Relevant to commercial properties only, there is a duty to manage asbestos under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.
Prior to any repair or rebuilding it is necessary to determine whether or not asbestos is present. If this cannot be done due to the lack of an asbestos register, then a specialist survey must be undertaken to include the taking and testing of samples and the completion of a definitive report.
This will ensure compliance with Health & Safety requirements designed to protect people from exposure to asbestos. CSS is able to advise building owners as to their legal duty and further advise as to the way forward when dealing with asbestos. [close]