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The management of asbestos in non domestic buildings is a fundamental part of conforming to the Control of Asbestos Regulations in the UK. The regulations prohibit the importation, supply and use of all forms of asbestos. In an increasingly legislated environment, complying with these regulations is everything.
Asbestos Management and compliance
The duty to manage asbestos in the UK 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.
There is now evidence to show that repeated occupational exposures, such as those which could occur during routine maintenance and repair work, can lead to asbestos-related cancers. But we do know the more asbestos fibres breathed in, the greater the risk to health. That is why it is important that ACMs are identified and that everyone who works with them should take appropriate precautions.
The responsibility for complying with the duty to manage asbestos regulations, the risk remains the clients if the client is responsible for maintaining relevant parts of a building. Asbestos Management Consultancies demonstrate their competence through obtaining UKAS accreditation. UKAS, The United Kingdom Accreditation Service accredits organisations in the UK. Redhills, are UKAS accredited and experienced in providing expert advice on asbestos management and specialist asbestos consultancy.