Published May 2021
Effective from 1 August 2021
Reissued October 2022
The widespread use of asbestos has implications for property professionals working in all sectors and can impact on all stages of a building’s life cycle.
This professional standard contains a comprehensive overview of the legislation and industry guidance that govern the complex subject of asbestos. It provides guidance on the dangers asbestos poses to health and businesses, and sets out best practice advice to assist property professionals in complying with the regulations and implementing an effective management plan to ensure that they do not put themselves or others at risk.
The standard is not intended to advise members specially in the undertaking of asbestos surveys. Guidance on such surveys is set out in the HSE publication HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide.
This document was reissued in October 2022 as a professional standard. It had previously been published in May 2021 as a guidance note. The regulatory requirements remain the same and no material changes have been made to the document.