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Asbestos Management and Surveys in Social Housing

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 Act 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.

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