Be aware of the asbestos at work regulations.
Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in the UK from the 1950’s through to the mid 1980’s.
Although some of the material has been removed from buildings over the years, there are still many thousands of tonnes of asbestos present in commercial office buildings.
Whether you own or just occupy your office, the latest part of the Control Of Asbestos At Work Regulations means that you have a legal duty to manage the risk from asbestos.
The regulations are, in fact, so serious that it is now a criminal offence not to manage asbestos correctly in the workplace. It is, therefore, vital that an asbestos survey is carried out prior to commencing your office refurbishment project.
An asbestos survey should be carried out by a fully qualified and accredited professional and it is likely that your office refurbishment partner will already have a relationship with specialist firms who will not only be able to carry out the survey and highlight any problems, but also deal with any issues that may arise.
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