What are asbestos re-inspections?
Regulation 4 (Duty to Manage) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires non domestic building owners or Dutyholders to firstly establish if their building contains asbestos and ,if so, effectively manage it.
As a part of this management process asbestos re-inspection surveys are undertaken on a regular basis to establish that any asbestos previously identified has not been damaged or has deteriorated to an extent whereby it has become hazardous.
When an asbestos-containing material’s condition changes, the associated risks (material risk) with the product can change substantially and may no longer be safe and manageable.
Essentially, regularly carrying out a re-inspection survey means you meet your obligations under UK asbestos law.
Is an asbestos re-inspection a legal requirement?
If you are responsible for a property that has been inspected for asbestos, then you are obligated under The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 to make sure that an annual re-inspection is carried out.
It is not a legal requirement to have an asbestos re-inspection. However, it is a legal requirement to “manage asbestos” in all non-domestic premises. This is detailed under Regulation 4, Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises – Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012.
The Approved Code of Practice for The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states:
“As a minimum, the management plan, including records and drawings, should be reviewed every 12 months.”
Therefore, an asbestos re-inspection should be undertaken annually as an absolute minimum.
If you are already a customer of Casa Environmental Services, we will automatically send you a reminder when your annual asbestos re-inspection is due. If not, you can contact our friendly team who will be happy to arrange one for you. Our asbestos surveyors are fully qualified, experienced and regularly audited to ensure they are suitably competent to undertake your re-inspection.
We aim to make the ongoing management of any asbestos on your site as easy as possible and we offer a full asbestos re-inspection service, which includes:
- Assessing your current asbestos records and their format
- Providing a cost and scheduling for re-inspection
- Contacting you before your asbestos re-inspection is due
- Re-inspecting your sites and updating your asbestos records in your preferred format
- Advising you of where there have been any changes to asbestos containing materials and providing recommendations to maintain
- Ensuring the compliance of your asbestos policy, including reviewing your management plan
- Repeating the above processes on your behalf ensuring on-going compliance
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At Casa Environmental Services, we specialise in providing UKAS accredited asbestos surveying and analytical services throughout the UK. We are UKAS accredited to ISO 17020 for asbestos surveys and our in-house testing laboratory is accredited ISO 17025 for the analysis of bulk samples.
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