Whoever is responsible for maintaining all or part of business premises must also manage any asbestos in the property. Depending on the terms of your lease, this could be you or your landlord or managing agent. In the event that maintenance responsibilities aren’t clearly specified, the legal duty rests with the party which has the greatest degree of control over the premises.
If you hold this legal duty, you must:
Remember that even if you aren’t legally responsible for managing asbestos risks in your premises, you have a duty to co-operate with the party who is. You must allow the landlord or managing agent access to the premises to conduct inspections. If you have the responsibility, your landlord must disclose relevant information.
Asbestos is a highly dangerous product which is also a silent killer. It is an essential requirement to manage and monitor any asbestos hazards.
If the property has tenants, the party with the greatest control over the premises has legal responsibility which includes:
It is always recommended to have a full risk assessment in order to protect all parties against potentially fatal hazards or an asbestos-related illness.
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