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North Kent Asbestos Services Limited

Working Today To Make Tomorrows Environment Safer For You


Asbestos in Domestic properties

Asbestos was not completely banned until 1999 in the UK.

Any property built before the year 2000, may contain asbestos materials.

Asbestos was widely used in many forms from bath panels, ceiling, boiler cupboard linings, floor tiles, wall partitions, cement flues, to name just a few examples.

If you are thinking of having any home improvements and your property was built before the year 2000 - we highly recommend you at least have any suspect material(s) sample or an asbestos survey carried out.

With our services, we can:

Advise on the best methods to deal with the asbestos material - whether that be encapsulation or removal of the asbestos material.

Work with you to ensure there is minimal disturbance to your property, while working to very high standards to ensure you and your family are safe from exposure to asbestos fibres.

Click the link below to find out where asbestos can be found in the home.

Asbestos in the workplace & commercial buildings

The revised ACOP L143 ‘Managing and working with asbestos’ contains updated information about the requirements to manage asbestos under regulation 4 of CAR 2012.

The duty to manage asbestos is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes.

The duty holder is the owner of the non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises, for example through an explicit agreement such as a tenancy agreement or contract.

The duty to manage asbestos is contained in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It requires the person who has the duty (i.e. the ‘duty holder’) 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.

  • Assess the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from the materials identified.

  • Prepare a plan that sets out in detail how the risks from these materials will be managed

  • Take the necessary steps to put the plan into action.

  • Periodically review and monitor the plan and the arrangements to act on it so that the plan remains relevant and up-to-date

    Provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them.

There is also a requirement on others to co-operate as far as is necessary to allow the duty holder to comply with the above requirements.

With our services, we can help you manage or remove the asbestos materials.