If you need an asbestos survey in Lichfield, be sure to speak to the specialists. We offer thorough and comprehensive asbestos surveys to all our clients. These include the management survey, a refurb/demolition survey, as well as advice on asbestos management and asbestos removal. The management survey is the standard survey we offer. The main purpose of this survey is to locate the presence, as well as the extent of any material that contains asbestos in your building. It also includes these materials that are likely to be disturbed or damaged during normal occupancy, including maintenance and to assess their condition.
You may be wondering why, in Lichfield, an asbestos survey is necessary. Asbestos was considered a ‘wonder’ building material in that it has many useful qualities. By adding asbestos to building materials, the construction industry benefited from stronger and durable materials. Many buildings were constructed using asbestos-containing materials. These include ceilings, cisterns, guttering, and the list continues. Unfortunately, it was then discovered that exposure to asbestos led to illness and disease, where most are incurable. When asbestos ages, or is damaged, it releases tiny fibres. These airborne fibres are inhaled, become lodged in the lining of the lungs, and cause diseases and cancer such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. It is now mandatory to have an asbestos survey conducted, especially if yours is an older building, and particularly if you are planning any demolition or refurbishment of the building.
An asbestos survey in Lichfield could be a refurb/demolition survey. This is necessary, and required, if you are planning any additional construction to your building. A fully intrusive survey, it will involve destructive inspection. This is necessary to gain access to all areas of the building. While it does not assess the condition of the asbestos, it does note areas of damage, or where additional asbestos debris can be found. For more information on the most suitable asbestos survey for your building, contact ACS today. Our expert team will advise you on the most appropriate asbestos survey needed for your building. Regardless of the type of asbestos survey needed, we ensure that it conforms to the HSG264 industry standard as instructed by the HSE.