Following on from Alex's post last month in relation to the new Asbestos Regulations, the Great British Asbestos in Buildings Survey has found that a third of building managers and operators required to manage asbestos risk in buildings aren't fully aware of what is required of them under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It also found that up to a fifth of managers had not put in place the asbestos surveys required under the regulations.

For those managers or property owners amongst you who are feeling slightly nervous reading this and want to make sure that you are actually complying with your legal obligations, the HSE has a handy guide in relation to the duty to manage asbestos.  And for the rest of you who have a general interest in asbestos, watch out for our next edition of Building Blocks which is going to be an asbestos special.