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Asbestos Management Ashford

Regulation 4 of the Management of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 puts a responsibility to manage asbestos onto individuals or organisations that are liable for maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises. Lots of people are unclear how this legislation impacts assumptions in the grey area between domestic and non-domestic such as flats or social housing. In other words it’s intended to elaborate on certain duties under that Act and to provide additional detail.

Under the Health & Safety at Work Act companies have a responsibility to make sure the well-being, safety and wellbeing of each of their employees. In addition they have a obligation to give advice to others about their workplace. These duties apply to all those that have control over a workplace.

Landlords and housing associations have duties to keep certain sections of the properties that they possess or operate and will employ tradespeople to perform work in them. These areas include communal areas, corridors and staircases in shared home; plant rooms, communal storage and services; and accessibility areas.

By definition that makes these areas workplaces and therefore the landlord or manager has the well-being & safety duties to his employees as stipulated in the Act. In practical terms this means that they must maintain an asbestos register, by having asbestos surveys carried out, and supply this info to anyone scheduled to perform work in these communal areas.

This duty to manage can be passed to renters with certain forms of tenancy arrangement where in addition they inherit the responsibility to maintain communal areas. Ashford Waste Management provides our company with a no fuss service to eliminate our paint and lacquer waste products. Following the first meeting Ashford Waste Management set up a simple system for accumulating and disposing of our waste safely and in compliance with the essential standards. Ashford Waste Management also supplies us with site clearance on larger jobs and preserves both excellent service and competitive pricing.

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