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If your company operates from a leased property, do you know if you have a legal duty to arrange an asbestos survey? Health and safety expert Geoff Davies explains your responsibilities. Firstly, you should determine when the building was constructed and/or when any significant refurbishments to the building took place. All non-domestic buildings constructed during and prior to 1999 must be surveyed to determine whether or not asbestos containing material (ACM) is present (the manufacture and import of asbestos was banned in 1999). Secondly, identify who is the asbestos ‘duty holder’ for the building. This is generally the person who