An asbestos survey for schools in Huddersfield is necessary if there are repairs or renovations planned. As asbestos was extensively used as a building material, all buildings constructed before the 1980’s are likely to have been built with asbestos-containing materials. While this in itself is not a problem, it can become dangerous to the occupants if the building is demolished, renovated or repaired. The asbestos, if disturbed, can release asbestos fibres, and if these are inhaled, can cause Mesothelioma, Asbestosis and lung cancer. The word ‘asbestos’ comes from Greek word ‘amiantus’ which means ‘indestructible’. This made it the ‘wonder’ building material and was used in many different industries, primarily the construction industry, with 2/3’s of all asbestos used.
A large number of school buildings contain asbestos, especially those that were built in the three decades after the Second World War. In Huddersfield, an asbestos survey for schools is essential for the safety of the children, teachers and maintenance workers. School maintenance workers are at risk because of the nature of their work, and other contractors may be at risk when doing maintenance or reconstruction work. If asbestos is disturbed, there is a risk that fibres will be released and create risk to others in the school. While the duty to manage asbestos is the responsibility of the governing bodies and local authorities, it is important to begin the process by having a survey conducted to determine the location, quality and quantity present in the building. It is also a legal requirement.
An asbestos survey for schools in Huddersfield can be completed by ACS. We provide comprehensive and detailed surveys. Our experienced and qualified asbestos surveyors are available for a cost effective and comprehensive asbestos survey where we will recommend the best course of action for your school. For more information about our asbestos surveys, contact ACS. With our in-depth and wide-ranging experience of the asbestos removal industry, we can provide a comprehensive and thorough asbestos survey. You will have complete peace of mind that the survey is carried out in a safe and cost effective manner. We will also keep you informed so that you are aware what you require to comply with current legislation.