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The Control of Asbestos Regulations (2007 N.I)

Regulation 4 of CAR 2007 N.I contains an explicit duty on the owners and occupiers of non-domestic premises, who have maintenance and repair responsibilities, to assess and manage the risks from the presence of asbestos.

The Requirements are placed on 'duty holders', who should:

  • Take reasonable steps to determine the location of materials likely to contain asbestos;
  • Presume materials to contain asbestos, unless there are good reasons not to do so;
  • Make and maintain a written record of the location of the ACMs and presumed ACMs;
  • Assess and monitor the condition of ACMs and presumed ACMs and prepare a written plan of the actions and measures necessary to manage the risk;
  • Take steps to see that these actions are carried out.