An asbestos inventory is an investigation in which you map out any materials which contain asbestos. The findings from this investigation are recorded in an asbestos inventory report.
When is an asbestos inventory required? We will explain it below as clearly as we can!
Was the house built before 2001? If so, you will need an asbestos inventory before commencing the works.
This obligation is set out in the Royal Decree dated the 16th of March 2006 on the protection of employees against the risk of exposure to asbestos.
Every building owner with employer obligations, including, for example, co-ownership property managers, must have at their disposal a non-destructive asbestos inventory for the building.
Any materials containing asbestos which are included in the asbestos inventory must be reassessed every year by an asbestos expert.
The obligation is described in the legal code on the well-being of workers.
Was the property built before 2001?
If so, an asbestos inventory definitely adds value when selling a property.
Did you know that, as of 2022, an asbestos certificate is mandatory when selling a home? The asbestos certificate includes a destructive asbestos inventory, which serves as a supplement to the conveyance report.
The Royal Decree dated the 16th of March 2006 on the protection of employees against risk of exposure to asbestos (Belgian official gazette 23/3/2006) requires for an asbestos inventory and analysis to be drawn up before commencing any demolition work.
As of 1st January 1995, Belgian legislation requires employers to provide an asbestos inventory for any buildings in which their employees will be working.
A copy of the asbestos inventory must be provided to the company that is responsible for carrying out the demolition work.
Before assigning and commencing any work that could result in exposure to asbestos.
An expert appointed by the owner or the employer.