The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 affects every business premises in the United Kingdom.
The regulations were updated on 6th April 2012, and the Health and Safety Executive requires all commercial property to undertake an asbestos survey. They must also hold a current Asbestos Register on site which must be kept up to date, and there are severe penalties for non-compliance.
It is therefore important that should you have any non-domestic premises of which you are responsible, they are surveyed to ascertain whether or not asbestos containing materials are present and if so, to ensure that these are properly managed. Your survey will be required by any contractor carrying out work to the property and it is anticipated that it will become a requirement of your insurance cover.