Ranson Surveying were called in to update to a very old “type 2” asbestos survey here at Sheepscar Tannery, which has been operating as a leatherworks dating back to 1823. Although some asbestos removal works of the most hazardous materials on the original report had been carried out, there were still substantial amounts of asbestos-containing materials present on this large industrial site. These included significant amounts of pipework with asbestos thermal insulation, and large areas of insulating board, as well as the usual cement roofs.
After providing a comprehensive survey report and management plan for the site, including advise on a timetable for future removal works, we also timetabled in a program of annual re-inspections.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) set out the Duty to Manage Asbestos in non-domestic properties, and also the communal areas of domestic dwellings. If you or your business/organisation are responsible for building maintenance and repairs, you are the “Duty Holder” in terms of these regulations. Any buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 may contain asbestos. Every such commercial building is now required to have an asbestos register in place and available for inspection by any employees or tradespeople who may be working on site.26th November 2020