You are required by law to manage any asbestos you have within your non-domestic premises if you are in a managerial position for maintenance or repair of buildings; in order to manage it you first have to have it identified by having an asbestos survey in Bolton carried out. As a property owner or a construction manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of the inhabitants, along with any members of the public/contractors who may frequent the building. It is of paramount importance to carry out practices that will guarantee the safety of the people using the building. In fact, the decreasing number of people from asbestos-related diseases is directly related to the increased awareness and preventive actions that have been taken in regard to asbestos.
In Bolton, an asbestos survey is a must whether you are planning to demolish a building or refurbish one. At ACS, we have a team of professionals who can assist you in establishing the type of asbestos survey, either a management, or a refurbishment and demolition survey, you may require. The aim of a demolition or refurbishment survey is to locate where the asbestos is within the property and to find out the exact type of asbestos that is present, along with quantifying it. Since refurbishment and demolition surveys can be intrusive, the duty holder needs to make sure that the area inspected is fully partitioned and isolated from the rest of the building in case asbestos is disturbed when the survey is being carried out. However, depending on the type of work that will be executed, our team might recommend that you do a combination of the two types of survey. For instance, a management survey and a refurbishment survey might be needed for the same building if you are planning to refurbish one particular area only. A Refurbishment survey would be required on that one area, and then a management survey of the rest –as the rest is not going to be intrusively disturbed.
The purpose of an asbestos survey in Bolton is the safeguarding of your health and protecting the inhabitants of a specific building against this silent killer. If you require more information or you are interested in an estimate for an asbestos survey, contact ACS.