Asbestos in Scotland: The Current Regulations and What They Mean for Property Owners

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When dealing with asbestos, knowledge is power. Understanding the regulations governing its handling and removal can help property owners navigate this potential hazard more effectively. In this blog post, we'll outline the current asbestos regulations in Scotland and discuss their implications for property owners.

In Scotland, as in the rest of the UK, the use of asbestos was prohibited in 1999. However, the remnants of its widespread use still pose significant health risks, particularly in older properties. The duty to manage asbestos falls under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, which mandates that property owners or those responsible for maintenance must take reasonable steps to identify asbestos in properties and prevent exposure.

The first step is to have a professional asbestos survey conducted to locate and assess any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). If ACMs are present, they must be managed appropriately to minimise risk.

Here at Strada Environmental, we offer comprehensive asbestos surveys, providing you with detailed reports and expert advice on managing asbestos in your property.

Always remember, managing asbestos is not just about complying with regulations - it's about protecting the health and safety of those using the property.

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