In previous presentations, Sven discussed a number of the latest developments, insights and also obstacles which have emerged and need to be overcome in order to achieve an asbestos-safe Flanders. Steadily progressing towards this policy goal, his upcoming presentation will focus on the legal obligation for real estate owners to provide an asbestos survey upon selling a property; and for all owners to possess such a survey by 2023. The inspection data of these surveys will entered by the certified asbestos surveyors into a database application of OVAM. One can easily imagine that setting up and managing such a huge database is a challenge in itself!
This central register will enable OVAM to monitor both the asbestos in buildings and the progress towards the achievement of the asbestos-safe goal. OVAM delivers the final survey report, designed to nudge owners into action towards asbestos removal.