HSE Launches Survey to Improve Asbestos Management in Non-Domestic Premises

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has initiated a crucial survey aimed at enhancing the management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. As part of their legal duty to manage asbestos, HSE is seeking input from dutyholders regarding their experiences with asbestos surveyors and analysts.

The survey, designed to gather valuable insights, invites individuals who have commissioned the services of asbestos surveyors or surveying organizations. Additionally, it welcomes those who have enlisted the services of asbestos analysts through analytical organizations in cases involving licensed asbestos removal.

HSE's decision to conduct this survey is part of their commitment to implementing the recommendations put forth by the Work and Pensions Select Committee, following an inquiry into HSE's approach to asbestos management.

The primary goal of the survey is to compile comprehensive data on the awareness, actions, and behaviors surrounding asbestos surveyors and analysts. This information will serve as a foundation for understanding how potential changes in these areas can improve asbestos risk management.

HSE encourages a broad range of dutyholders from different sectors to participate in the survey. The insights provided by respondents will play a pivotal role in shaping the recommendations' implementation.

The survey is designed to protect the privacy of respondents, and no information provided will be used for regulatory inspection purposes. Participants can rest assured that the survey is anonymous, and they have the option to provide an email address if they wish to be recontacted regarding their response or to participate in future research.

For those interested in taking part, the survey details, estimated completion time, and information protection measures can be found in the survey's introduction. All data will be processed in accordance with HSE's privacy policy, which is accessible at www.hse.gov.uk/privacy.htm.

Your participation in this survey can contribute to improved asbestos management and safer non-domestic premises. Share this survey invitation to ensure a wide range of perspectives is included in this important initiative.

You can take the survey here.