CAR 2012 – Regulation 4 – Duty to Manage Asbestos in none domestic premises.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – Regulation 4 puts the responsibility of ‘duty holders’  (Employers, Building Owners, Landlords and Agents) to manage the risk from Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) within their premises.  It also explains what is required of people who have a duty to co-operate with the duty holder to enable them to comply with the regulation.

The duty holders responsibilities include:

  • Identifying asbestos containing materials (ACMs) present.
  • Assess the risk posed by ACMs.
  • Prepare a detailed written plan on how to manage the risk of known asbestos materials.
  • Implement the plan.
  • Review and monitor to ensure compliance.
  • Inform those who need to know of the location and condition of ACMs.

The information of all known ACMs must be shared with contractors and other workers who may carryout work on the fabric of the building that could disturb the Asbestos Containing Material. Through the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 it is law that all employers have a legal duty to prevent their employee’s exposure to asbestos.

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Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, these duties were expanded, requiring employers to assess the risks to health and safety of their employees this includes risks from exposure to asbestos.

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