An asbestos survey in Chesterfield is required for a number of reasons. The most important reason is the safety of the occupants of the building. Asbestos was used as an additive to building materials as it had numerous excellent properties. These properties added strength, durability, as well as the ability to resist heat, friction and acids. Regarded as the miracle building additive, it was used in the construction of many buildings prior to the 2000’s. However, it was determined that long term exposure to asbestos, especially asbestos that was damaged, caused incurable diseases and ill-health.
If you are the owner of an older building, it is highly likely that it has asbestos-containing materials. In Chesterfield, an asbestos survey is a requirement of law if you are planning on renovating, or demolishing your building. While asbestos itself is harmless, it is when it is damaged or disturbed that it becomes lethal. The asbestos fibres loosen, become airborne, and are then inhaled by the unsuspecting occupants of the building. The microscopic fibres become lodged in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity, leading to lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. As the duty holder, it is your responsibility to ensure that your building is safe for the occupants. This means getting an asbestos survey to determine where any asbestos-containing materials are in the building, their condition, and putting a management plan in place to deal with the situation.
An asbestos survey in Chesterfield must be completed by a professional surveyor. If you need and asbestos survey, be sure to contact ACS. We have many years of experience in this field, and our highly qualified team can provide the asbestos survey you need for your building. We provide different types of surveys, and the management survey is the standard survey we offer. This survey is designed to find the presence and extent of any suspected asbestos containing materials that are likely to be disturbed or damaged in the future during normal occupancy. This survey also assesses the condition of any found asbestos containing materials.