What is included in an asbestos survey?
When buildings have problems with hazardous materials, asbestos removal is often necessary. Asbestos can be harmful and comes with long-lasting repercussions for many. While you don’t expect to run into it, asbestos can be found in many buildings across the country, especially older ones. Getting an asbestos survey completed is […]
The Banning of Asbestos
The first asbestos prohibition laws were bought into the UK 1985, banning the use of blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite) asbestos. But, surprisingly, asbestos wasn’t actually fully banned in the UK until 1999, when white chrysotile was banned. Before the banning, asbestos was used extensively in housing and it is […]
Poundland in Ipswich Fined £565,000 Over Asbestos Failings
Well-known retailer Poundland has been fined £565,000 for a series of asbestos management failures. The Ipswich Borough Cancel has prosecuted the retailer after finding a range of failures at the Carr Street Store, between 2011 to 2018. Although the retailer apologised for not having asbestos plans in place, they admitted […]
Why Are Asbestos Surveys Important?
Asbestos surveys are essential to detect asbestos-containing materials and prevent any harm to workers or residents. Asbestos fibres are a serious health risk and can cause deadly conditions such as cancer, laryngitis and asbestosis. Historically, asbestos has been used in the construction of buildings. Hence, many older properties still contain […]
The Benefits Of An Asbestos Survey
An asbestos survey is crucial to protect occupants in commercial and public buildings from being exposed to asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos is highly toxic and can cause serious health issues as well as mortality in severe cases. Before residents move into a building or construction workers start any projects, a property […]
What Does An Asbestos Survey Involve?
Asbestos surveys are incredibly important as part of an asbestos management plan to assess risks and prevent harm to those who live or work in a building. Types Of Asbestos Survey There are three different types of asbestos surveys: management surveys, pre-demolition surveys and pre-refurbishment surveys. Management Surveys This survey […]
What Is Asbestos Testing
Asbestos testing is the process of analysing certain materials to see if they contain asbestos or not. Some examples of asbestos containing materials (ACM) include: Pipe lagging Insulation board Sprayed coatings Cement Textured coatings Testing usually consists of taking single or bulk samples of ACM’s and then analysing them for […]
What to do if you think you have been exposed to asbestos
This article explains what you should do if you think you have been exposed to asbestos What to do if you think you have found asbestos in your home If you are doing DIY work on your home, and you think you have found asbestos, you should seek immediate advice […]
Can you try to Remove Asbestos Yourself?
If your building was built before 2000 then it is likely that it contains asbestos containing materials. These materials were used in ceilings, plaster, walls and flooring because they offered fire resistant properties. Although the use of asbestos is now banned, as the dangers have been more thoroughly researched, there […]