Asbestos-free or abated interiors prevent dangerous exposure to asbestos and are a key component in improving air quality, contributing to enhanced respiratory and mental health.
- Abatement is a physical procedure undertaken to control exposure to asbestos and lead containing materials, including removal, encapsulation, enclosure, cleanup, and repair.
In many jurisdictions, projects may select Not Applicable if construction was/is completed after a certain time.
- Projects that were built and/or renovated after the use of asbestos in construction was regulated or banned in the country or region where the project is located may submit an official statement confirming the year in which construction completed and confirming the year in which local regulations took effect. For example, the use of asbestos in construction was regulated for all buildings constructed after 1986, and banned in all construction in the United Kingdom in 1999.
For all other projects, adequate asbestos control measures must be demonstrated.
- Projects that report evidence of asbestos on site must demonstrate how asbestos has been properly abated. The project is also required to identify future control measures in the event of renovation as part of the documentation.
- However, if a project confirms that all asbestos has been safely removed from a project, it does not need to confirm future control measures in place.
- The official statement provided must confirm site-specific information for the project, including the project name and address.
- The official statement must provide a detailed description and/or narrative outlining the specific control measures implemented within the site, as well as confirmation that the measures were performed by a certified professional.