In May 2004 new legislation came into effect which requires dutyholders to report the presence of asbestos in non-domestic buildings. This is a requirement of Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (2006).
The dutyholder is anyone responsible for maintaining and repairing all or part of a property, or who has control of the building.
All non-domestic buildings, whatever type of business is carried out in them. It also covers the common areas of residential rented properties, including halls, stair wells, lift shafts and roof spaces.
Further guidance and information is available from the Health and Safety Executive website, which includes the leaflet Manage buildings? You must manage asbestos. (See related links).
Please complete the downloadable Asbestos reporting form below in as much detail as possible. This is a Microsoft Word document, save the form onto your PC before completing it. An online form will be available soon.