TWO-THIRDS of those landlords and property owners responsible for non-domestic premises in Britain fail to manage the risks associated with asbestos in buildings, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) official has claimed.

Bill Macdonald, who heads the HSE unit responsible for asbestos policy, told delegates at the RoSPA Congress 2002, in Birmingham, that legislation that will soon come into force was necessary because of the widespread failure to manage. He explained how asbestos used in a range of building materials since the ...

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