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Asbestos Surveys

Understanding Asbestos Surveys in Light of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

If you’re contemplating the purchase of a property constructed before the year 2000, it’s imperative to be aware of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. These regulations, which came into effect on 6 April 2012, updated previous asbestos guidelines to align with the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Existing Asbestos Materials: If the asbestos-containing materials in a property are in good condition and unlikely to be damaged, they can remain in place. However, their condition should be regularly monitored and managed to prevent any disturbance.

  2. Duty to Manage: For those responsible for the maintenance of non-domestic premises, there’s a ‘duty to manage’ the asbestos within, ensuring the safety of anyone using or working in the premises.

  3. Building or Maintenance Work: Before initiating any building or maintenance work in areas that might contain asbestos, it’s essential to identify its location, type, and condition. This helps in assessing the risks and managing them effectively.

  4. Licensed Work: In most scenarios, work involving asbestos, especially tasks like asbestos removal, working with sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging, and most work with asbestos insulation and asbestos insulating board (AIB), must be carried out by a licensed contractor.

  5. Training: It’s mandatory for anyone who might be exposed to asbestos fibers at work to undergo training. This includes maintenance workers, those who might disturb asbestos, and professionals involved in asbestos removal.

  6. Recent Changes:

    • Since 6 April 2012, some non-licensed work involving asbestos needs to be notified to the relevant enforcing authority.

    • Records of non-licensed work, which requires notification, should be maintained. This might include a copy of the notification, a list of workers on the job, and an estimate of their likely exposure to asbestos.

    • By April 2015, all workers/self-employed individuals involved in notifiable non-licensed work with asbestos must undergo health surveillance by a doctor.

At Harts Waste, our asbestos surveys are designed to help property buyers navigate these regulations. Our experienced and fully accredited surveyors will guide you through the process, ensuring compliance and safety.

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Navigating the Complex World of Asbestos with Harts Waste

Asbestos comes in various forms, and its handling demands specialized knowledge. At Harts Waste, we, along with our esteemed partners, operate under the stringent guidelines set by the P405 management of asbestos and the Asbestos Control Abatement Division (ACAD). Our commitment is unwavering: to ensure every piece of asbestos is managed with utmost safety, transforming buildings into hazard-free environments.

If you’ve stumbled upon asbestos or have concerns about its lurking presence, don’t hesitate. Our experts are just a call away, ready to address your queries and provide guidance on this concealed threat.

Why Choose Harts Waste for Asbestos Management?

  • Safety-Centric Reports: Our asbestos assessments are designed with your safety at the forefront. We aim to offer the most economical solutions for asbestos removal without compromising on quality.

  • Transparent Pricing: We recognize the challenges asbestos can bring, especially unexpected financial strains. Our commitment is to provide genuine recommendations without suggesting superfluous tasks or tacking on hidden charges.

  • Prompt and Efficient Service: While the dangers and potential penalties associated with asbestos exposure are widely acknowledged, our focus is on delivering swift, affordable, and effective solutions. Whether you’re gearing up for a demolition, considering a home renovation, or merely suspecting the presence of asbestos, we’re here to help. Every case is treated with urgency, ensuring rapid site visits and timely interventions.

Your safety is paramount to us. For a comprehensive asbestos survey report or any related assistance, contact Harts Waste today.

Understanding Asbestos Report Regulations

The disturbance of asbestos can release airborne fibers, presenting grave risks to both individuals and the broader public. Such disturbances can lead businesses into facing hefty fines, which can escalate into millions of pounds.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006, specifically Regulation 4, lays down stringent legal mandates for those in charge of maintenance and repairs of non-domestic premises, as well as common areas in rented domestic properties. These mandates include:

Asbestos Surveys In London, Essex, and Kent

Whether you’re in London, Kent, Essex, or anywhere across the South East, Harts Waste is dedicated to promptly addressing your asbestos survey needs. Our expert team of asbestos surveyors is always on standby. Using our fleet of efficient smart cars, we ensure swift on-site arrivals.

In addition to our specialised asbestos surveys and removal services, Harts Waste proudly offers General Rubbish Removal. This comprehensive service caters to a variety of waste disposal needs and can be scheduled either before or after any asbestos-related tasks, ensuring a clean and hassle-free environment for you.


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