Asbestos

Some of our properties contain asbestos. We keep a register of what asbestos there is in homes, what type of asbestos it is and its condition.

We will inform tenants and contractors where we know there is asbestos in the home, and treat or remove the asbestos if it is likely to be a hazard.

Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry in the  1960`s and may be found in a number of building materials such as floor tiles, textured wall and ceiling finishes, door panels, pipe insulation etc.

Asbestos is quite safe as long as it is not damaged.

If you wish to carry out any work in your home and you are unsure whether you will disturb any material that may contain asbestos then you should contact your local TMO before you start any work. The TMO will check the asbestos register and arrange for the relevant tests to be carried out.

We keep a register of asbestos materials located in the communal areas of our low and high-rise blocks of flats.

Each year we carry out an inspection of these materials to make sure they have not been disturbed or their condition has not deteriorated. We will then update our property records.

If any asbestos material is found to have been disturbed or deteriorated we will arrange to have it replaced with a non asbestos material.

WATMOS Asbestos Management Policy 

WATMOS Asbestos Management Plan