Find out what to do if you think a business premise has asbestos.

You might be responsible for checking for asbestos of a business premise if you're a landlord, tenant or manager.

What you must do

  • If you have a lease or contract, check who's responsible for asbestos
  • Find out where the asbestos is (you'll probably need an external accredited surveyor to carry out an asbestos survey)
  • Have the material analysed and keep a record of what you find
  • Carry out a health and safety risk assessment
  • Share the information with anyone likely to come into contact with the area for example builders
  • Keep anything containing asbestos in good repair or have it sealed or removed


Variable, depending on the type of asbestos.

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Last modified on 19 May 2020

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