An asbestos survey in Wigan is one of if not the most important tasks to be undertaken prior to any building being demolished or extensively refurbished. Asbestos is classed as a hazardous material. This is because is disturbed, the asbestos fibres can be inhaled and become embedded within the lungs. These sharp fibres penetrate the lung tissue and cause scarring. The damage to the lungs is not known immediately as it can be many years before the symptoms become apparent. This is the reason that buildings need an asbestos survey. The survey is necessary for all commercial buildings erected or refurbished before 2000 as well as common domestic areas like stairwells and passages. The use of asbestos was completely banned in 1999 because of the potential dangers of using this product and it causing harm to those working near asbestos fibres.
Whenever renovations or building modification take place in Wigan, asbestos surveys are legally required to be carried out prior to any of the works commencing. This allows the owner or manager of the building to supply the contractor with the survey report which details the exact locations of where the asbestos containing materials are located. Our qualified and professional staff will survey the building and take samples of any suspect material to be examined for traces of asbestos. You will receive a comprehensive detailed report on the findings. Our reports are written in plain English, and our staff are always on hand to go through the reports with the client, if required. It must be noted that a copy of the survey report must be kept on site at all times for anyone to view, if requested. This informs everyone where the asbestos is located and what type of asbestos it is. There are three main types of asbestos with differing levels of hazardous potential, depending on what product the asbestos materials are found in.
Our asbestos survey in Wigan will advise you on the best possible method of containing the asbestos in your building. It may be that some of the material has suffered wear and tear and therefore has the potential to be releasing fibres into the environment. We may recommend encapsulation or removal the product.
Contact ACS today to have a survey carried out. This will protect all the workers or inhabitants of your building and will guard against any repercussions against you as the building owner or manager. We offer one of the most comprehensive and professional surveys available.