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Following amendments to the Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2006 which states that all non-domestic premises have a duty to manage asbestos, you will be aware that we have been in negotiation with a fully accredited company, Asbestos Surveying Industries Ltd, to secure discounts for such surveys for practices within the Wessex LMCs area (and many thanks to all of you for completing the questionnaire we sent out earlier in the year to assess the potential need).  Buildings or building works after 1990 will not have included asbestos and should have a certificate from the developer or builder confirming this to be the case.

The major points of note are that from 2006, premises are required to have had an appropriate survey undertaken in order to manage asbestos and if inspected by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) and found to be lacking in this area, they may be subject to a substantial fine

There are two types of Asbestos survey:

Practices who have undertaken major refurbishment programmes since 2003 where the work has included some demolition work to the existing  premises should be in possession of a Refurbishment/demolition survey documentation.

In addition to a survey, the HSE have identified that to fulfill legal requirements, each practice will be required to have:

Members of the LMC Buying Group are able to access a discount from the preferred survey provider (ASI) at: https://www.lmcbuyinggroups.co.uk/suppliers/asbestos-and-environmental-surveys 

 

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Updated on Friday, 1 May 2020 1830 views