Asbestos Management Surveys

Asbestos: The survey guide HSG264

Aimed at people carrying out asbestos surveys and people with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Asbestos Management Surveys

In 2002 the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations replaced the 1996 edition of the same name. The latter version included a key piece of legislation that placed specific duties on all non-domestic property owners to locate, asses and record known or presumed locations of asbestos containing materials.

The regulations of 2002 were again updated in 2006 and then once more in 2012. The most recent version (2012) replaced the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (CAWR 2006) with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). In each case the requirement to meet the obligations of Regulation 4 (the Duty to Manage) remained the same;

Regulation 4 states that the person responsible for the management of asbestos, ‘The Duty Holder’ is to:

  • Take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in;
  • Presume materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not;
  • Make, and keep up-to-date, a record of the location and condition of the asbestos- containing materials – or materials which are presumed to contain asbestos;

ACE are able to undertake management surveys from any of its strategically placed offices throughout the country. Be it planned inspections or an emergency situation, all of our survey staff have suitable qualifications and experience to undertake even the most complex of surveys.

All surveys are undertaken in accordance with our UKAS accreditation and ISO standard 17020.

ACE staff will work with you and your organisation to ensure the risk from asbestos is minimised by undertaking surveys, reviewing and updating risk assessments, conducting routine testing and sampling or advising on appropriate control strategies. You can feel rest assured in choosing ACE when assessing the risks posed by asbestos.