You have a legal duty

If your building was built before 2000, The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 applies to you.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 places a duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises on the duty holder, the person or persons responsible for the building’s management (Regulation 4).

The Duty to Manage (Regulation 4).

Requires the responsible person to identify if any asbestos is present in the building.

Identify the asbestos’s location and its condition and have a risk assessment to prevent exposure to anyone who works on the building or the occupants of the building from asbestos.

What's, is an asbestos survey, and what are the different types?

It is essential to carry out an Asbestos Management Survey to manage any asbestos-containing products in the building efficiently.

This is a visual survey that involves taking samples of suspected materials to analyse them with minimal disturbance to the building’s structure.

The survey provides a risk assessment for all asbestos-containing products in the building.

The risk assessments are based on the following:

The Material Risk Assessment  The Priority Risk Assessment

The material risk score and the priority risk score are then added together to produce a total risk score (TRS).

TRS 19 -24                TRS 13-18                TRS 9-12                   TRS 1-8

High Risk                 Medium Risk           Low Risk               Very Low Risk

(Priority 1)                 (Priority 2)              (Priority 3)               (Priority 4)

Asbestos Management Plan

The asbestos management survey provides a basis for an asbestos management plan.

The asbestos management plan is a legal requirement and must be updated through regular re-inspections, usually every 6 to 12 months, depending on the locations and types of asbestos.

Asbestos Refurbishment Survey

As the title suggests, a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey ( R & D Asbestos Survey) must be carried out before refurbishing or demolishing any premises or area within the premises.

These surveys are more intrusive and will look at all areas where the planned works occur.

The survey aims to protect the people carrying out the property’s refurbishment or demolition.

An Asbestos R&D survey is a legal requirement for any building built before 2000.

Enquire about asbestos Survey

If you are interested in asbestos surveys or need some advice, you can contact us through the following options: call us at 01274 959994 or 07703 203930, send us an email at, or fill out the contact form with your details and property address. We will get back to you as soon as possible.