The duty to manage is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes.
The duty to manage asbestos is contained in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 . It requires the person who has the duty (ie the "dutyholder") to:
In many cases, the dutyholder is the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises.
The duty to manage covers all non-domestic premises. Such premises include all industrial, commercial or public buildings such as factories, warehouses, offices, churches, shops, hospitals and schools.
Non-domestic premises also include those 'common' areas of certain domestic premises: purpose-built flats or houses converted into flats. The common areas of such domestic premises might include foyers, corridors, lifts and lift-shafts, staircases, roof spaces, gardens, yards, outhouses and garages.
There are three essential steps:
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