In addition to achieving legal compliance with the duty to manage asbestos, the other important facet to this contract is to provide budget cost estimates for remedial works such as removal of asbestos materials identified. This information is vital to United Utilities in preparing its own budgets for improvement and maintenance works. The presence of asbestos materials can have significant effects on costs for capital and other works, and by feeding in the survey data United Utilities can effectively plan for the future of its infrastructure.
RSK has developed good working relationships between the RSK project manager and site surveyors, United Utilities management and field staff and its own asbestos management personnel. Building confidence ensures that RSK can meet the requirements of the contract without the constant need for client intervention or supervision, thus freeing up staff time to manage other issues.
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