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Asbestos - the Hidden Killer.
 
If you don't know if there is asbestos in your premises, you may have a problem. Contact us now for help with any asbestos issues - advice; training; removal; inspection etc.
 



Do you need an asbestos survey?
 
All businesses have a 'duty of care' under the “Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations" to ensure that you protect employees and the public from any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) on your premises. Asbestos is a Carcinogen - a cancer causing substance and around 5,000 people die every year in the UK because of past exposure.
 
You will deal with an expert in the asbestos regulations. Whether you need advice on asbestos safety; an asbestos survey; asbestos removal or training, we aim to be the most cost-effective health and safety solution for your business.
 
Employers with premises have a legal duty to have in place an asbestos management plan and we can arrange a specialist survey anywhere in the UK. Just email us for more information and prices.
 
Workers that may be exposed to asbestos during the course of their work such as maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, painters, carpenters, carpet-fitters, construction workers etc. MUST have asbestos awareness training.
 
Common mistake
Many employers make a an error when undertaking construction, demolition or installation work. They look at the surfaces, see no evidence of asbestos and rely on the training or experience of workers to spot the substance during the work. However, this approach to asbestos management is not legal. 

See what asbestos can looks like HERE.

Whenever work will disturb materials in a building constructed before the year 2000 you must check if asbestos is present before works commence.

Tip 1. Surveys have their limitations and check the report carefully to see if it covers all the parts which you are working on, especially if you will be removing top layers of materials or working in voids.

Tip 2. If the survey has excluded important areas, a qualified surveyor will usually need to be called back in. The only exception would be where the materials are visible and it is obvious that they are non-asbestos, e.g. brick, glass, wood, metal.