Employers who don’t own their premises

The duties that apply for employers in relation to managing asbestos depend on the extent of their management or control over the workplace. For example, if you lease or rent your premises, you should check your leasing agreement to establish to what extent you may have management or control.

Regardless of the extent of management or control, employers have legal duties in relation to managing asbestos, such as a duty to consult under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 in relation to managing and removing asbestos in their workplace.