As a property manager, you have a legal obligation to ensure that your building is safe for all occupants. One of the key areas of concern is asbestos, which was commonly used in buildings constructed before the 1990s. If your building contains asbestos, it is important that you have a system in place for regular asbestos re-inspections to ensure that it remains safe.

At AMK Asbestos Consultancy Ltd, we understand that managing asbestos can be a daunting task, which is why we have put together this guide to help you understand the process and what you need to do to ensure your building remains safe.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in building materials due to its strength, durability, and fire-resistant properties. However, asbestos is also highly dangerous when inhaled and can cause serious lung diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.

Asbestos re-inspections

If you have asbestos in your building, you are required by law to carry out regular asbestos re-inspections to ensure that it remains safe. The frequency of these inspections will depend on the risk assessment carried out by a qualified asbestos surveyor, but typically they should be carried out every 6-12 months.

The purpose of these inspections is to identify any changes in the condition of the asbestos-containing materials and to determine whether any remedial action is required. This could include sealing, encapsulating, or removing the asbestos.

What system should you have in place?

To ensure that your asbestos re-inspections are carried out correctly, you should have a system in place that includes the following:

  1. Asbestos register: A comprehensive register of all asbestos-containing materials in your building, including their location, condition, and risk level.

  2. Asbestos management plan: A detailed plan that outlines the steps you will take to manage any asbestos in your building, including how you will carry out asbestos re-inspections.

  3. Asbestos training: All employees and contractors who may come into contact with asbestos should receive appropriate training to ensure they understand the risks and know how to handle asbestos safely.

  4. Asbestos removal plan: If asbestos needs to be removed, you should have a plan in place that outlines how this will be carried out safely and legally.

At AMK Asbestos Consultancy Ltd, we can help you to develop and implement a comprehensive asbestos management system that meets all legal requirements and ensures the safety of your building occupants.

Contact us today for free, no-obligation advice or a quotation. Our team of qualified asbestos consultants are here to help you manage your asbestos safely and effectively.

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