With the introduction of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) comes many more responsibilities for trades companies and anyone responsible for building works and maintenance.

It is now a legal requirement that nearly all works with asbestos, and this includes asbestos floor tile removal, asbestos cement removal, textured coating (Artex) removal and many more asbestos containing materials (ACM’s), once thought to be very low risk, now have to be notified to the local enforcing authority or Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This means that prior to any work a new document (https://extranet.hse.gov.uk/lfserver/external/asbnnlw1) has to be completed and sent through before the work commences. You are required to state the nature of your works and who is doing it and the controls you are to implement. On top of this you are legally required to make sure any person carrying out this work has more than simple asbestos awareness and has specific training in the removal of Notifiable Non Licensable Work (NNLW). These records along with and asbestos medical and a complete list of any work carried out on asbestos, the type of asbestos and how it was removed (a full method statement), needs to be retained on file for at least 40 years.

At Insight Safety – all our staff carry this training as standard, we carry appropriate insurances, waste licenses and have systems in place to log all details. If you would like any free advice or a quote for any works you require carrying out then please contact us on the following numbers 0800 121 47 43 (free from most landlines) or 01207 438 313 (free from most mobiles as part of inclusive minutes)

Insight Safety Ltd are UKAS accredited (Inspection Body 7500) for all levels of Asbestos Surveying, including Management Asbestos Surveys (Formerly the Type 1 and 2 Asbestos Surveys) and Refurbishment & Demolition Asbestos Surveys (Formerly referred to as the Type 3 Asbestos Survey). We are also UKAS accredited (Inspection Body 7500) for the conducting, completing and consulting with reference to Priority Risk Assessments.

UKAS is the highest business and inspection standard you can achieve in this industry and ensures good quality management processes and technical ability. UKAS is the sole accreditation body for asbestos inspection in the United Kingdom under ISO17020 which is a recognised international standard for this type of inspection.

Asbestos surveys, testing, removal and management. Domestic and commercial energy performance certificates, legionella and fire risk assessments and asbestos waste carrier and disposal services throughout the UK.

Insight Safety Ltd Ltd offer our clients the high level of professional service they require along with that unique personal touch. We have experience in working with large multi-national clients with thousands of properties to consider, right through to small to medium sized businesses. Whatever your business size you can be sure that we have the skills to meet your asbestos enquiries.

Based in the North East we offer a NATIONWIDE service. With humble beginnings in Newcastle, Durham, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Consett, Chester le Street and Houghton le Spring, expansion and acquisition of further multinational high street clients has given Insight Safety Ltd national growth.