The main law related to asbestos is the Control of Asbestos regulations 2012, more commonly known as the CAR 2012.
CAR 2012 applies to virtually all non-domestic buildings, and if you own, manage or operate a building it is your responsibility to make sure the workplace meets the required standards.
RM Risk Management has an experienced team of asbestos survey professionals who are able to carry out comprehensive building surveys that will identify the presence of asbestos. Our surveyors are all holders of the BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) P402 qualification – the statutory proficiency certificate in ‘Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos’.
Our surveys and sampling techniques for suspected Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance documents “HSG264“ Asbestos: The survey guide and “HSG227” A comprehensive guide to Managing Asbestos in premises.
HSG264 defines two types of asbestos survey that can be undertaken for locating and assessing the condition of ACMs: Management Surveys and Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys.
An Asbestos Management Survey is required to manage ACM during the normal occupation and use of premises.
A Refurbishment / Demolition Survey is required where the premises, or part of it, need upgrading, refurbishing or demolishing.
If you already have an Asbestos Management Survey for your property, we are able to provide an Asbestos Re-inspection Survey to check the condition of any identified ACMs. We provide this survey nationwide for Commercial Offices, Industrial Estates, Retail Parks, Shopping Centres, Schools, Residential Care Homes and HMOs. If you are interested in a quote for a single property or portfolio, please get in touch.
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Dr Tony Fogarty is an expert in Fire Safety, Emergency Response and Risk Management.
He is a Fellow of the IFSM, a Chartered Safety Practitioner and a National Accredited Fire Risk assessor, holding the European Diploma in this area. Tony has also worked for West Midlands Police in specialist areas, where he developed his knowledge of emergency planning and contingency planning. He has a solid all-around understanding of the safety industry. He is often called upon as a guest speaker on specific topics and has sat on many steering groups.
Tony is on the Nationally Accredited Fire Risk Assessors Register (NAFRAR). Tier 3 is a list of individuals who can carry out Fire Risk Assessments on high risk and complex buildings. They have registered through a process that has recognised their achievement at the highest standards and levels of competency for fire risk assessors available in the UK.
Steve joined us in 2009. He was previously a Royal Marine commando where he learned many key skills that he’s brought to RM Risk Management. His disciplined approach to detail and due diligence has meant he manages many special tasks which require a keen eye and detailed methodical approach. Steve has undertaken many internal and external courses over the years and is a valued member of the team always offering a calm influence and delivering projects in a timely manner for clients.
Matt Joined RM in 2011 as an apprentice. At the time, we wanted to have staff who understood our client’s needs and specifically the property management sector, so we decided to take on and train up our own consultant to support the senior consultants. Since then Matt has become a very popular member of the team who knows our business inside out. He undertakes multi-disciplined audits and visits client sites on a regular basis. Currently he is a Graduate at IOSH and working towards his Chartered status having recently completed his final formal qualifications.