Asbestos management

  • Maintaining an asbestos register of known asbestos containing materials (ACMs) for each building
  • Asbestos surveys – we are carrying out management surveys of all buildings constructed before 2000 and issuing new asbestos management plans for each
  • Managing the  re-inspection programme to monitor the condition of known ACMs
  • Pre-refurbishment surveys – before any planned work that may disturb or alter the building fabric or services
  • Reactive asbestos inspections – before any reactive maintenance tasks where there is the risk that ACMs could be disturbed.

Did you know?

You don’t need a survey or inspection if your building was constructed after 2000.


Arranging surveys and inspection

Any work which will disturb or alter the building fabric or services will require an assessment.

The asbestos inspection is targeted at simple, minor work that affects building materials but would typically be covered within the scope of a management survey.

Examples could include: fixing to walls (noticeboards, brackets, shelving); simple cable installation using existing holes and containment; changing locks or door furniture; limited redecoration. Request an asbestos inspection via the FacilityNet helpdesk, the link can be found in the document table below, labelled 'Book an inspection'.

An asbestos survey is required for any planned project that could disturb ACM, in any building where construction of that building began before Nov 1999 (when the use of asbestos was finally banned in construction). 

Examples could include: office refurbishments; demolition of partitions; removal and / or installation of mechanical and electrical service; repurposing of space etc. 

Some minor planned projects may be covered by an existing management or R&D survey. This assessment must be made by a member of Estates Services Compliance team

If construction of the building in which the project is planned began after Jan 2000 a survey is not required.


Asbestos Inspection memo  DOWNLOAD [PDF]
Book an inspection via FacilityNet BOOK HERE
Guidance on accessing asbestos consultancy services  DOWNLOAD [PDF]
Asbestos Consultancy Fee Pack  DOWNLOAD [XLSX]

Removing ACMs

All ACM removal (abatement) work must be carried out by a licensed contractor. The Compliance team will help arrange this and must be notified of any planned work on asbestos materials.  You can find out more in the process flowchart including likely time scales.

Help and information

For help and guidance on any aspect of asbestos management, contact the Estates Services Compliance team at

There is also more information in the University policy statement – view this on the right-hand side of this page.

Safety first

Compliance with this policy is compulsory when the presence of asbestos is known, discovered or suspected. This applies to members of staff, contractors and consultants.

Further information can be found in the following Asbestos Management memo.


Asbestos register

(Authorised requesters only)


University policy on asbestos (S2/14)



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Estates Services Compliance team

George Bennett
Compliance Team Leader