Asbestos Related Services
How do I identify asbestos?
To start with; a quote from the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website;
"Asbestos can be found in any residential or industrial building built or refurbished before 2000. It’s estimated that over 50% of U.K. homes contain asbestos, which can cause fatalities if disturbed"
If you are unsure as to what to look for, the UK HSE website has a set of examples of where the most common places for it to be found, are. The link is here www.hse.gov.uk
Previously to the discovery that it can cause serious respiratory health hazards, Asbestos was used for insulation, interior wall paint, ceilings, fireplaces, garden sheds and garages, drywall, carpet and tile underlay, and many pipes.
If you do believe you have it onsite but you do not wish to put yourself at any risks, then call us and we can conduct a full survey on your behalf.
What is an Asbestos Survey?
An asbestos survey is a particular survey for a designated building or specific area(s).
Two types of surveys are used to determine the presence of AMC's (Asbestos-Containing Materials).
Type 1 - Management Survey
This type of survey is required to be able to identify and manage the asbestos in the designated building or area. East item is logged, sampled and documented.
Type 2 - Refurbishment & Demolition Survey
This survey is more intrusive and should be supplied at the same time of any refurbishment or demolition works, if an asbestos register is not in place or available.
If an 'ACM' has been identified, and there is a possibility of disturbance, whether as part of a refurb or demolition program or just to create a safe work place, then it may be necessary to safely remove and dispose of the material.
Bulk Sample Testing
Materials that are suspected of containing asbestos are 'sampled' and are submitted to a UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis to determine the presence of asbestos fibres.
Monitoring and managing asbestos. An asbestos register is required to be produced where any works are to take place that may disturb the fabric of the building. The basic idea of the asbestos register is to log any and all identified 'ACM's', their location in the building, and condition.
If the 'ACM's' are in good condition, and are to remain in place, they are to be logged and monitored on a regular basis. Monitoring systems vary from register to register, and can be tailored to suit the individual needs of a particular building.
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