A timely and regular asbestos survey in Wakefield protects the occupants of your residential or commercial buildings. At ACS, we offer a comprehensive range of surveys to suit your needs and budget. We have specific types of surveys for domestic clients, and for industrial and commercial units. Our highly-trained, qualified and experienced surveyors can give you a detailed report that helps you to manage and control asbestos or asbestos-containing materials on your premises. Statistics show that the UK has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world. The UK has traditionally permitted extensive use of asbestos for a very long time after many countries prohibited the use of asbestos. Apart from the construction industry, shipbuilding is another sector that allowed the use of asbestos, especially during the WW 1 and 2 period. Mesothelioma is one of the conditions that results from asbestos exposure. Other illnesses like cancer, asthma, respiratory problems, and allergies also pose serious health risks.
The regulations that regulate asbestos use are the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. In Wakefield, asbestos survey carried out by us helps you to stay in compliance. These regulations have to be studied thoroughly to fully understand them. Some types of non-licensed work with asbestos have certain additional rules governing them. These include notification of work, surveys, medical surveillance and record keeping. If the existing asbestos or asbestos-containing materials are in good condition, and not likely to get damaged, they can be left undisturbed. Their condition has to be monitored and managed. In commercial or non-domestic premises, landlords have a duty to manage the asbestos and ensure the safety of all who live, use or work there. When undertaking building, repairs, renovations, or demolition work, correct identification and location of asbestos are mandatory. The risks have to be controlled and managed through the process.
Written records have to be kept for non-licensed works too, and this is where a professional asbestos survey in Wakefield can be of great help. If you need a professional asbestos survey, contact ACS. The effects of asbestos exposure occur over an extended period and most people who die of it in the UK are aged over 65