An asbestos survey in Cheltenham is a necessary requirement to ensure the safety of the occupants of an older building. Asbestos containing materials were used in the construction of many buildings prior to the 1980’s. Asbestos was favoured as a component of building materials as it was durable, cheap, flexible and also acted as an insulating and fireproofing agent. Both the construction and manufacturing industries welcomed its potential and used asbestos-containing products whenever possible. However, while asbestos itself is not harmful, it is when it is disturbed that it becomes lethal. When disturbed or damaged, microscopic fibres become airborne and if inhaled can cause lethal diseases like asbestosis, mesothelioma and cancers.
For property owners in Cheltenham, an asbestos survey is needed to fulfil one’s duty to manage as required by regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. This includes taking reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in. Such a survey must be completed by a professional with the experience, skill and knowledge of what is required. In order to have a comprehensive survey of your premises completed, speak to ACS. We provide a number of asbestos surveys to meet your requirements. If you are planning refurbishment, or demolition of your property, a more intensive survey is required. This survey is fully intrusive and will involve destructive inspection. We also provide a management survey. This is our standard survey and serves to locate the presence and extent of any asbestos containing materials that could possibly be disturbed or damaged during normal occupancy.
An asbestos survey in Cheltenham, when completed by our skilled team, will enable you to have a management plan in place. For more information about how we can assist you with an asbestos survey for your property, contact ACS. Our experienced surveyors will ensure that you are informed every step of the way about what asbestos service you require to comply with current legislation. We can also assist with any queries you may have about asbestos. If you feel it is necessary, we also provide comprehensive asbestos awareness training courses for the occupants of your building.