Under Regulation 4 of the ‘Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006’, if you own, occupy, manage or have responsibilities for non-domestic premises, which may contain asbestos, you will either have a:
- legal duty to manage the risk from this material; or
- duty to co-operate with whoever manages that risk.
The emergency services need to be aware that Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are in the premises so they can take the appropriate precautions in an emergency.
As a duty holder, you will be required to make a written record of the location and condition of asbestos or presumed ACMs and keep the record up to date, as well as prepare a plan to manage any risk (a copy of this information will be required by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service).
For further information visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website