Whatever form of business you are in, you are already aware of your responsibilities towards Health and Safety, however, you may not know this includes asbestos obligations or what you need to do about them.
Here is our guide to your asbestos duties:
Duty holder - this is the person or organisation that has responsibility or any element of control over a workplace.
Premises affected - this applies to all types of premises where work is being carried out, including normal places of work, client’s premises, rented or leased properties and at home.
Ensure the safety of employees, contractors, other people within the vicinity and third parties who may be affected by their activities and make appropriate arrangements to protect them.
Duty holder - this is the person or organisation that has responsibility for maintenance and repair. Where a building is unoccupied, this is the responsibility of whoever has control of the premises.
Premises affected - this applies to all non-domestic premises, including all industrial, corporate, commercial or public buildings such as factories, warehouses, offices, shops, hospitals and schools. This also applies to common areas of domestic premises such as foyers, corridors, staircases, gardens and outhouses.
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