An asbestos survey in Yate is required by law before any building or renovation work is scheduled on an older building. If you have wondered why this is so important, asbestos, while regarded as a ‘wonder’ material, is harmful to those who breathe in its fibres. Asbestos was used extensively as an addition to building material as it has a number of excellent qualities. It has fire-resistant properties, is a good thermal insulator, and it is strong yet flexible. It is no wonder it was largely used in the fields of construction, maritime, industrial and commercial products. However, it was discovered that when disturbed, asbestos containing materials release tiny fibres into the air. It is when these airborne fibres are inhaled by unsuspecting people, that the consequences can be fatal.
Before any planning for renovation work is done in Yate, an asbestos survey must be conducted by qualified professionals. It is responsibility of the property owner to properly manage any asbestos that may be present in the property. This is known as the duty to manage, and requires a written report on the survey completed with a management plan in place. If this sounds worrisome and you are unsure what the next best step would be, speak to ACS. We help businesses to comply with their duty to manage. Our experienced and highly qualified surveyors are available to conduct comprehensive and cost effective asbestos surveys. We will discuss the best type of survey for your particular needs. The management survey is the standard type of survey that we provide. The purpose of this survey is to locate the presence and extent of any suspected asbestos containing materials in your building that could be damaged or disturbed during renovations or building work. We will ensure that you are informed about what you need to comply with current legislation.
An asbestos survey in Yate will ensure that you as the property owner meet your duty to manage obligations. For more information about how we can assist you, contact ACS. Let our professionals help you choose the right course of action for your business. An asbestos survey will help you to protect workers, make sure you stay legally compliant and avoid prosecution.