Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000. It is in many of the common materials used in the building trade. Some of these materials should only be worked on by a trained contractor.
The duty to manage asbestos
The duty to manage asbestos is contained in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It requires the person who has the duty (ie the ‘dutyholder’) to:
There is also a requirement on others to co-operate as far as is necessary to allow the dutyholder to comply with the above requirements.
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Rainbow International have a clear duty of care to policyholders and customers, to risk assess for asbestos as part of any initial reports. For any removals of asbestos materials that require a licensed contractor - Rainbow International have great relationships with licensed contractors, meaning we can offer a comprehensive asbestos removal service for any situation.
Rainbow International have a number of technicians within the network who are trained to carry out Notifiable Non Licensed Work (NNLW) of asbestos removal. These technicians are required to attend annual training courses, carry a photo card ID and are also regulated under HSE guidelines.