Housing Associations and other social housing organisations have a duty of care towards their tenants and their maintenance staff in respect of the presence of asbestos in dwellings.
The CAR2012 Asbestos regulations place a specific duty to manage asbestos in common areas. The Defective Premises Act 1972, whilst not specifically mentioning asbestos, requires landlords to take reasonable care to see that tenants and visitors are safe from personal injury or disease caused by a defect in the state of the premises. The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 also asks Housing Associations to ensure that their staff are not exposed to asbestos during their work.
Allium will survey your properties in order to highlight the risks posed by any asbestos containing materials both during normal occupation and when refurbishment works such as heating or kitchen and bathroom upgrades are undertaken. We can produce interactive asbestos registers utilising our powerful Alpha Tracker asbestos management system and help to produce a working asbestos management plan ensuring you remain fully compliant with asbestos related legislation.
Our surveyors have been undertaking domestic asbestos surveys for many years and have the competencies and experience to undertake compliant asbestos surveys in occupied premises; our specific written procedures for surveying housing remind us that whilst the property may be an asset to the landlord it is a home to the occupier and we will be respectful of that at all times.
We employ dedicated Booking Co-ordinators who will liaise directly with occupiers to arrange appointments at their convenience, saving landlords time and resources.
Over the years we have helped Asset Management teams develop and implement asbestos policies and asbestos management plans ensuring robust procedures are introduced to maintain compliance with relevant legislation whilst taking into consideration the unique challenges associated with domestic surveys.
Contact us now for more advice on developing your asbestos procedures or for a demonstration of the Alpha Tracker Client Portal.