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Residential Classification Chart for Asbestos

Asbestos (ACM) Residential Classification Chart


If you own, occupy, manage or have responsibilities for non-domestic premises, you will have either: a legal duty to manage the risk from Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs), or a duty to co-operate with whoever manages these risks. The Asbestos (ACM) Residential Classification Chart is designed to help you understand whether your premises are non-domestic and therefore come under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 define Duty Holders as all persons who control, manage, own, occupy or have responsibilities for workplace/non-domestic premises. This covers those parties that have legal responsibility for maintenance and repair of those premises.

The terms and conditions of each commercial lease will define who is the designated ‘Duty Holder’. This is based on the party having "control" of a specified area.

The Asbestos (ACM) Residential Classification Chart is derived from the Approved Code of Practice to Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and responses from the HSE to questions put by RICS. It categorises different types of residential buildings, their mode of occupation and their constituent rooms/parts so that each can then be noted as either domestic or non-domestic for purposes of the new regulation.

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